Sport has shared a close relationship with the press since the early 1800s. Sports journalism typically represents a significantly large department within a newspaper or a news website, often operating autonomously with its own editor, subeditors, and reporters. It is the space in which the activities, selection, tactics, and any information relevant to a sporting individual’s or team’s performance are reported and discussed at length.

Sports journalists’ work usually involves writing reports based on personal experience of a sport-related event, interviews, surveys, or knowledge of past events and personalities. In addition, the press publishes readers’ perspectives and special interest books or booklets, organizes or sponsors talks or meetings involving sports personnel, and gives excellence awards. This entry provides an overview of sport in newspapers and magazines, ...

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