Sports Journalism

Sports journalism is an umbrella term that includes print, broadcast and cable television, and online news and feature reporting, writing, and photography about amateur and professional sports. Sports journalism reports about an amateur and professional sports industry that Forbes estimated was worth $73.5 billion in 2019 in the United States. Sports journalism has become, over the past century, an important segment of American journalism and has rapidly grown in parallel with sports and athletic competition.

The popularity of sports worldwide has led to significant news resources assigned to covering both professional and amateur sports. Sports journalists routinely cover major annual championships and daily sports events, from FIFA World Cups to the Olympics Games to NFL Super Bowls to the NCAA Final Fours, and to local ...

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