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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.

Sports Features
Sports features
What is a Sports Feature?

Features are longer pieces of journalism which give writers the opportunity to treat a subject or individual in depth, and often with style and wit. A feature-length article allows more space for background information, contributions from a greater number of sources covering a wider range of issues, and an opportunity to provide more comment and analysis. It also allows the writer to abandon the tight constraints of news story construction and write in a more colourful way. Because features need to sustain the interest of the reader over a longer period - ...

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