Sports Journalism

The sports journalism option takes the principles of general news reporting covered in reporting and applies them to the full range of sports reporting skills.

The programme of study includes: an introduction to sports reporting; the sports news cycle; press conferences and interviewing; sports news, sports public affairs and sports politics; sports features; and editing sports stories.

Assessment: candiates will sit a two-part exam. For part one, candidates watch a recorded football match and produce a match report filing 250 words within five minutes of the final whistle.  Candidates will then have a further 30 minutes to produce a 200-word ‘reaction piece’. For part two, candidates have one hour to write a 200-word round-up, answer a sports interview question and write a story for the web from a press release.

This module is available as a distance learning unit.