• Summary
  • Contents
  • Subject index

The sports journalist of today needs to be well equipped for the digital age. From the challenges of minute-by-minute reporting to the demands of writing for online outlets, blogging and podcasting, sports journalism is now fully immersed in new and social media.

The Sports Desk
The sports desk

Because covering sport is a specialist job, most media organisations (as we have seen in Chapter 2) have dedicated sports departments which operate quasi-independently of the other editorial departments. The size of sports departments will vary according to the size of the organisation and the relative importance it attaches to sport.

The sports department is usually headed by a sports editor, who is a senior member of the organisation's editorial team, along with the news editor, features editor and ...

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