Why News Associates can help fulfil your sports journalism dream

Want to write about sport as a career? Find out why you should join the UK’s best sports journalism course

News Associates deliver the UK's No1 sports journalism course Photo: News Associates

Watching and covering sport for a living is seen as the pinnacle by thousands of people. It is also seen as something that is ‘too competitive’ and something for other, luckier people to do.

This is not true in any shape or form. Sports journalism is as meritocratic as the sports it covers. Put the hard work in, hone your skills and show great passion for what you do and you stand a great chance of making the dream a reality.

News Associates deliver the UK’s number one sports journalism course. Rated as the best in the country by the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ), the course gets better results and helps graduates get better jobs than other similar courses.

Recent alumni have gone on to work for organisations and publications such as: Sky Sports, ESPN, BT Sport, The Times, The Guardian, The Sun, Rugby World Cup 2015, BBC, MCC and many more.

The job of a sports journalist is often not as glamorous as people think. Sport happens on weekends and evenings, often involves lots of travel, and is always up against tough and demanding deadlines. It is hard work.

However, not many things in life compare to interviewing your heroes or covering a major global event such as the Olympics, Football World Cup, Wimbledon or the Ryder Cup. To witness history being made on the pitch, track or court is a privilege.

Much like other forms of journalism, and most jobs in general, further training is key to making waves in the job market. Working in collaboration with Sportsbeat, one of the UK’s largest content agencies, News Associates will help you build up the skills, CV and portfolio to get that dream job.

For more information on the course or the FREE Introduction to Sports Journalism workshops they run in London and Manchester each month, contact [email protected] or call 0870 445 0155.

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