The University of Brighton’s BA Sport Journalism’s partnership with Brighton and Hove Albion has been shortlisted for ‘Innovation of the Year’ in the National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence.
Launched at the start of the 17/18 season, the University’s pioneering Premier League Apprenticeship with Albion sees six final-year sport journalism students employed as matchday media assistants at the club. Continue reading →
Students at the School of Sport and Service Management have access to a few facility – the Imaginarium.
The Imaginarium is a start-up and entrepreneurial unit where students can develop and build their own business ideas. It is linked up to nine study modules, with more to follow, offering the possibility of also gaining credits for getting involved. Continue reading →
The new partnership will provide a platform for a range of activities, including potential research projects (including potential co-funding of PhD opportunities) and joint work on community programmes. Students studying in a wide variety of areas such as sport science, sport coaching, sport management, sport journalism, hospitality, event management, travel and tourism, and physical education will all benefit from the partnership. Continue reading →
Sky Sports presenter Kelly Cates believes women can now “see a path for themselves” when seeking careers in journalism and the media.
Cates, who also works as a presenter Radio 5 Live, was speaking to University of Brighton Journalism and Sports Journalism students at the University’s annual Sport Journalism Lecture.
Cates said: “As I have gone through my career, it’s coincided with women becoming more involved in sport. I see it with younger reporters coming through and women who are in the earlier stages of their careers. Continue reading →
In just seven days, 109 students from all three years of study created, edited and published the magazine from scratch. They also managed to simultaneously multiply the www.overtimeonline.co.uk audience fourteen-fold!
More than 2,500 copies of the magazine, Overtime, is being distributed across all University of Brighton campuses from today. Continue reading →
A School of Sport and Service Management graduate has become the first full-time British newspaper esports journalist.
Jack Stewart, 21, graduated with a Sport Journalism BA(Hons) degree just this summer and was quickly snapped up by a national newspaper to report on competitive video games.
He said: “The Daily Mail advertised they were looking for an esports journalist online and, luckily, one of my course mates had just started working there and pointed it out to me – blabbing on about esports for three years clearly paid off in the end. Continue reading →
Adam Powers was treated to a day at the races for a feature in the Racing Post – but came away somewhat less than enthused.
The Sport Journalism BA(Hons) student enjoyed his visit to Brighton Racecourse and while to sport is among the best attended in Britain, he felt many of his generation would find it a tad too expensive (entrance was £18), and not engaging enough.
He told the Racing Post: “I don’t feel like there’s enough happening during a day of racing, especially when it comes to holding the interest of this millennial generation, it needs more to keep you going. Continue reading →
The University of Brighton is delighted to be welcoming Paul Hayward, Chief Sportswriter at The Daily Telegraph, as the speaker at its annual sport journalism lecture this month.
Paul was crowned Sports Writer of the Year in February for the second year running at the Sports Journalism Awards and has a longstanding career which includes time at The Guardian, The Observer and the Daily Mail.
Past presenters at the annual lecture have included Clare Balding, Dick Pound and Jim White.