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    Posted: 03 November 2011 at 10:15

What does it take to become a successful sports Journalist?

The media is changing. Who reads a newspaper these days? Print is being killed of by it’s younger, better looking rivals; the blog, the podcast and the tablet. Old favourites such as the Guardian has gone to extremes to  compete with the new generation. Eating only vegetables and fruit  the G can now slip into a tablet.

How will crash diets like this affect the Sports Journalism graduate who just wants to write about Sebastian Vettals success or capture a nation’s celebration when New Zealands win Sunday’s  Rugby World Cup?

Blackbook Sports  Quick and Sporty Tips has the answers on how to Finish First in the Sports Journalism Race;


1. RELEVANT INFO ONLY- life is getting quicker and quicker. With 4 hour work weeks, 24/7 news and Push Alerts how will YOU stand out in this saturated industry?
Be different, say new things and make sure you use current platforms (podcasts, blogs, twitter). Become aTwitter sensation and you will find yourself at the top of the Sports Journalism Podium.


2. GIVE INSIGHT INTO WHY THINGS HAPPEN- when Zidane went a little raging bull towards Matterazzi sports fans were interested in why the coolest man in football had lost the head.
Was it because he stuck it so far into the Italian? What a terrible joke- BBS apologises.
Seriously, red cards happen all the time in football and even the World Cup, but it was what provoked the World’s Best Player that took it from back page to front.

Find out why and you will have sports fans in the palm of your hand.


3. GET THE BIG SCOOPS- the world is not only getting quicker it’s getting bigger. Survival of the fittest? More like survival of the Biggest. One of the only times when obesity is a good thing, Sports Journalists succeed if they get the BIGGEST STORIES before anyone else. The only way to get the FATTEST stories in this industry is through hard work.

So look out your Sleeping bag and camouflage as your going undercover. If hiding in bushes isn’t your thing start predicting the transfer market, find out what goes on behind the scenes of an England training camp and expose who is fixing matches.

Sounds like a lot of sneaking around but in fact Sports Journalism helps to keep the industry clean. Like the FSA of Athletics you are the unofficial governing body who keeps the pros accountable.
With this great power you have the responsibility to congratulate athletes who are role models and come down like a ton of golf clubs of those who give sport a bad name.


So turn your laptop on and get ready to begin your career as a Sports Journalist. First step to success type in and find the perfect Sports Media job for you.


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