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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.

Introduction: The Best Job in the World?
Introduction: The best job in the world?

It's the best job in the world, isn't it? Travelling the globe, watching the big sporting events for free from the best seats in the stadium, mingling with star players and athletes, seeing your byline in the newspapers or broadcasting to millions on radio or television, and being paid a lot of money for the privilege. That's the way many people see a sports writer's job. The reality can be rather different: hard and demanding work to tight deadlines; long and unsocial hours (most of them worked in the evenings or at weekends); a lot of time spent in research and preparation, acquiring the same depth of knowledge about the sports ...

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