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Sports Journalism for Beginners

Sports Journalism for Beginners
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 26 July 2021
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am – 4 pm, one week


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Explore the exciting world of sports journalism in Nottingham, home of Trent Bridge Cricket Ground, the Panthers Ice Hockey Team, the National Water Sports Centre, and the official City of Football for the UK.

Where better to learn this craft?


This course will introduce you to writing scripts for multimedia, including match reports and sports features.

You will learn interview techniques in the studio and on location, and see first-hand how a sports journalist works whilst visiting key venues in Nottingham.

You will gain a good understanding of how to construct a multimedia sports story, be able to demonstrate the practical skills relevant to sports journalism, and be able to work effectively as part of a news team.

Secure your place with a deposit

If you're booking two months or more before the course starts, we can accept a £100 deposit to secure your place.

The balance is due one month before the course starts.

Our standard booking terms and conditions apply.

Email us to find out how: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

What will you gain?

By the end of this course, you’ll have an excellent understanding of how to plan, design and execute a piece of sports journalism, and have a clear idea of what editors are looking for from their reporters.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Tutor profiles: Stephen Thirkill is a professional sports journalist for a variety of local news outlets, as well as being an experienced lecturer.

Indicative maximum class size: 12

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course, you will:

  • develop your theoretical and critical understanding of the role and coverage of sport in contemporary society
  • study the links between national, regional and local identity and sport
  • reflect on how the media shapes that identity
  • understand the logistics of reporting on sport
  • explore the use of social media and blogs
  • gain a greater understanding of the practical aspects of sports reporting.

Entry requirements

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

Level: Beginner

Entry requirement: No experience is required.

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

One week summer course (26 - 30 July 2021)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

One week summer course (26 - 30 July 2021)

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £395.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418