Sports journalism specializes in reporting on sports events and topics and has grown in importance over the last few decades. Most news media organizations have a special section for sports. There are also many publications which are completely sports oriented. Popular newspapers and magazines like L’Equipe in France, La Gazzetta Dello Sport in Italy, Sports Illustrated and the Sporting News in America, and television networks like ESPN and Star Sports are all exclusively for sports.
The career path of becoming a sports journalist is relatively straightforward and besides a passion for sports requires you to have an acumen for creative writing and the ability to communicate with sports fan your experience, insight and knowledge of sports events.
What can I do (Roles Available) ?
Sports Content Writer
Where can I work?
Sports Authority of India
Ministry of Sports & Youth Affairs
The Indian Express
Zee Media Corporation
Dainik Bhaskar Group
The Times Of India
Network 18 Media & Investments Limited
Independent Sports Journalist
Creative freedom and the satisfaction of seeing your work regularly published/broadcasted.
Opportunity to meet famous sportspersons and athletes
Unset work hours
Constant deadline pressure
Compensation sometimes not proportional to effort
Key Skills Required
Keen interest in playing or watching sports
Good communications skills
Great observation skill
Willingness to frequent travel and irregular working hours
Capability to work under pressure
What Should I study ?
Class XII in any stream; Bachelor's in Journalism & Mass Communication; MA (Journalism & Mass Communication).
Class XII in any stream; BA (English); PG Diploma in Sports Journalism.