A practical overview of sports journalism, detailing the organization and interdependence of broadcast, print and digital media. Andrews explains how media coverage of sport is structured and prioritised and provides guidance on how to conduct interviews, the value of sources and contacts and how to plan, research and cover events.
'This is a well-written and detailed guide to Sports Journalism. It provides a solid grounding in all aspects of Sports Journalism and is impressively up-to-date and well-informed' -Marie Penman, Lecturer in Journalism, Fife College of Further and Higher Education 'This book is a must read for those wanting to start a career in the ever changing and expanding world of sports journalism' -Andy Haigh, Second Year Student BA (Hons) Journalism, Cumbria Institute of the Arts This text provides both a contextual and practical overview of sports journalism, including: - the organization and interdependence of broadcast, print and digital media - how media coverage of sport is structured and prioritised - interviews, sources and contacts - planning, researching and covering an event - writing news, features, profiles etc Sports is the fastest growing sector in the media, and sports coverage is no longer relegated to the back page of a newspaper. Phil Andrews has written a timely and engaging book designed to meet the requirements of the growing number of courses and modules on sports journalism.