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MA Sports Journalism – Liverpool John Moores University

This new vocational programme is taught using industry-standard facilities so you gain the hands-on experience you will need in your day-to-day work as a journalist covering news, sport and everything in between.

You will learn practical skills in interviewing, writing, reporting, filming, editing, shorthand, CMS and analytics, as well as further your understanding of media law and ethics and how public bodies work. You will also develop skills in analysis and interpretation, initiative and research, which are essential in any career.

You will receive practical training in multi-media sports news production and bulletin techniques, using cameras, editing software, and learn how to present out “in the field” and in the studio.

You will be taught by journalists working in the news and sports industry who have many years’ experience and excellent links to local news groups, sports organisations, broadcast outlets like Sky News and Sky Sports News, and more.

The course includes industry placements with media organisations, including Premier League clubs and national news outlets, and you will be taught in the £38 million Redmonds Building with industry-standard facilities including several high-spec newsrooms, TV studios, audio and video editing booths and a fully kitted media store.

You will also have the opportunity to sit and pass (NCTJ) exams and acquire their full diploma, with all first attempts at NCTJ exams paid for by the university.

And you will develop a published portfolio, including work on Merseysportlive website, which will grant you access to Premier League football among the many sports events around the region.

NCTJ elective modules offered:

  • Shorthand for journalists
  • Media law court reporting
  • Public affairs for journalists
  • Sports journalism
  • Videojournalism for digital platforms
  • Radio journalism


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