A Practical Introduction
- Phil Andrews - Sheffield Hallam University, UK
Sports Journalism: A Practical Guide will give you the skills you need to navigate these new platforms, whilst also teaching you the basics of interviewing, reporting, feature writing for print and commentary for radio and television. This new edition now includes:
- New examples demonstrating the use of social media in sports journalism
- A new chapter on the current professional working practice of sports journalism, covering the skills required of agency and freelance journalists today
- A new chapter on sports public relations
- Expanded coverage of radio and television sports journalism, with more emphasis on commentary and multi-platform working
- Quotes from working journalists, offering valuable insights into the industry.
This book is a complete guide to the practice of sports journalism across all platforms: print, online, radio, television and social media sites.
Phil Andrews’ book Sports Journalism is a must-have for students studying the business. It is detailed, readable, and up-to-date including plenty of information and tips on exploring the potential of online sports journalism. Essential reading on my course.
Sports journalism: A Practical Introduction provides budding sports journalists with an ideal guide to the world of sports journalism. This simple to read and informative guide takes the reader on a detailed, practical and up-to-date journey through the various elements of practical sports journalism, from writing, to commentary and social networking.
Nine years have elapsed since this book was first published – and in that period Sports Journalism has been transformed by the growth of social media and the ever-increasing influence of PR. This latest edition recognises that, with references to the ‘new age’ underpinned by the traditional crafts and techniques. It is invaluable to those studying Sports Journalism, and for those wanting to brush-up on their skills.
A highly engaging, relevant and up-to-date overview of the essential elements of sports journalism. The book contains excellent tasks and strong examples of work across a variety of platforms. It is a key text for my Sports Journalism degree and I also use it for the sport module in the University of Gloucestershire's Journalism degree.
Well written. Provides explanations and very good examples
Essential supporting text for our new Sports Journalism degree course.
Relevant and accessible - reflecting growth of digital and social media within the industry. The new chapters on working as a freelance and the relationship between Sports Journalism and Sports PR are particularly valuable.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter Two - Context Setting: Media Environments