Sports Journalism and Match Reporting



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Course Code SPJ
Qualification gained Australian College Diploma of Journalism (Sports Journalism and Match Reporting)
Study mode Flexible delivery online
Flexible duration Up to 12 months
Study load Self-paced
Start date Start anytime
Assessment method Short Answer Questions, Writing Assessments
Nationally recognised No
Course units

Module 1 – Foundations of Sports Journalism

Reading 1 – Introduction to The World of Sports Journalism
The Role of the Sports Journalist
Establishing Your Goal

Reading 2 – The Sports Journalist’s Personal and Material Essentials
What You Need to Succeed as a Sports Journalist
A Sports Journalist’s Toolkit

Reading 3 – Writing Sports News, Match Reports and Round-Ups
The Three Main Types of Sports Story

Reading 4 – Sports Feature Writing and Interviewing
The Sports Feature
Getting Started
Interview Techniques
Conducting the Interview


Module 2 – Develop Communication and Research Skills

Reading 1 – Style Matters
Writing with Style
House Style
Grammar Gremlins

Reading 2 – Sports Journalism Research
Research Tips and Techniques
Home-Based Resources
Internet Research
External Resources

Reading 3 – Defamation and Copyright Laws for Sports Journalism
Defamation Defined
Court Reporting

Reading 4 – Marketing the Sports Story
Selling in the Mainstream Market
Cash with Strings Attached
The Overseas Market
Dealing with Rejections


Module 3 – Writing for the Media

Reading 1 – Writing for Radio, TV and the Web
The Television and Radio Markets
TV/Radio Writing Techniques
Writing for the Web
Further Learning Resources

Reading 2 – Sports Public Relation
Making Sports Journalism Pay
PR Journalism
Books and Ghost Writing
Writing a Biography

Reading 3 – Succeeding as a Sports Journalist
Turning Losers into Winners
Minimising Rejections
A Final Review of the Basics

  • Access to a computer with word processing, PDF reader capabilities and an internet connection
  • A good command of written English
  • Ability to allocate appropriate study hours per week

If you have these essential requirements, then you can get started immediately.

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