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The Diploma in Sports Journalism is an intensive and unique approach to sports writing and reporting in the modern era. It incorporates breaking news, features, match reports and also embraces the electronic media, handing the student an ideal and direct path into the industry after just 10 weeks.
Programme Aims and Objectives
The programme was developed to cater for participants of all ages who are interested in breaking into sports journalism or writing in some capacity. There is a need for such a diploma because it teaches students the key elements and disciplines of the industry and hands them a distinct advantage when trying to break into the area or when trying to secure employment. The student will learn all aspects and requirements of being a sports journalist and will also develop the necessary practical skills to secure employment in the industry.
To be awarded the Diploma in Sports Journalism students will be required to submit a written assignment (100%) at the end of the course but their enthusiasm, attitude and input throughout the programme will be closely monitored by the lecturer, as practically speaking, attitude and approach are key components of being a successful journalist.