Credit points: 15
Sport journalists are required to write a variety of stories for a variety of mediums. In addition to previews and match reports, the sport journalist must be able to write about the politics of sport, report on sports stars involved in judicial or legal hearings, write about the personal lives of sports stars in feature stories and write opinion pieces on issues involving sport and its participants. Print journalists will find themselves being asked to contribute to radio and television broadcasts and this subject will offer further opportunities to become proficient at reporting on those mediums. This subject will build on prior learning of the 'mechanics of journalism,' such as the inverted pyramid; types of sources; and different approaches and techniques, whilst giving the student exposure to realistic settings such as a television live cross or media conference.
FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden
Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Prerequisites JRN1WFM - Writing for the Media or by approval by ABJS coordinator.
Incompatible subjects JRN3SRP
Special conditions Core subject for ABJS & elective for ABJ. Available as an elective subject to ABA major in Journalism and a compulsory subject to ABA minor in Sport Journalism.
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Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDavid Lowden
One 1.0 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
One 2.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
|400 word article (match report)||10|
|400 word article (opinion piece)||10|
|400 word article (preview piece)||10|
|400 word sport news article (media conf)||10|
|800 word feature article||20|
|Quiz (2 x 200 word equivalent)||10|
|TV Live Cross (600 word equivalent)||15|
|TV Live Cross or Sport Commentary (600 word equivalent)||15|