Credit points: 15
Sports reporting is news reporting. It requires an understanding of sports-specific news values. This subject will introduce you to sports-specific news values through some of the most common forms of reporting in sport, press conference reporting, match reporting, profile pieces and opinion writing. This subject also explores the context in which sports journalists work, focusing on the major changes in the relationship between sports organisations and the media that cover them in the 21st century. In particular, it explores the implications of sports organisations own media platforms and public relations staff on sports journalists' work.
SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences
Subject Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes
Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG
Available as ElectiveYes
Learning ActivitiesWeekly lectures and tutorial activities.
Prerequisites Two of JRN1TEJ, JRN1TIN and MAC1WFM, or subject co-ordinators approval
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Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended
Maximum enrolment sizeN/A
Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMerryn Sherwood
LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 1.00 hour lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
TutorialWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours tutorial per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
Press Conference Report (750 word equivalent) Students will attend a sports press conference and file a report to deadline.
Match Report (1100 word equivalent) Students must watch a match, assigned by the tutor, and deliver a report to deadline.
Opinion Piece (750 word equivalent Students must write an opinion piece on a newsworthy topic.
Profile Piece (1100 word equivalent) Students will work in teams to complete an interview and write a profile piece.