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By Phil Andrews

Phil Andrews has written a well timed and fascinating publication designed to fulfill the necessities of the turning out to be variety of classes on activities journalism. this article offers either a contextual and useful assessment of activities journalism, including the association and interdependence of broadcast, print, and electronic media; how media assurance of recreation is based and prioritized; interviews, assets, and contacts; planning, gaining knowledge of, and protecting an occasion; and writing information, good points, profiles, and so on.

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Reporting the event Covering a sporting event for a daily newspaper is one of the most demanding and pressurised jobs sports writers have to do. It involves writing a predetermined number of words quickly and accurately while the action on which they are reporting is still unfolding before their eyes. It demands not only a comprehensive knowledge of the sport being covered, its rules and history, and a similar knowledge of the individuals taking part, but also the ability to write accurately and entertainingly against tight deadlines and to a specific length.

He struck the ball hard to Jaaskelainen’s right, only to be foiled by his flying, one-handed save. But having kept the sheet clean the goalkeeper blotted his own copybook by getting himself booked for protesting too vigorously that he had been fouled in the melee that followed his save. qxd 50 1/20/2005 11:43 AM Page 50 Sports journalism: a practical guide Bolton had clearly taken Allardyce’s demands for greater application in the wake of their four-goal drubbing at Portsmouth to heart, but despite ample possession and Okocha’s persistent prompting, they found it difficult to fashion clear-cut chances of their own from open play.

Lobby-style briefings are also common in sports politics, especially where governing bodies from several countries may be bidding to stage a big event, such as the Olympic Games. Regular contacts will be well aware of the rules under which a conversation with a journalist is taking place, but in the early stages of a relationship it is essential to make sure that each side understands on what basis information is being provided. Despite the suspicion with which journalists are viewed in some circles, building up an extensive list of contacts is not difficult.

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