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University of Brighton scores nomination for top journalism award

Our Sport Journalism BA(Hons) programme’s virtual exchange partnership with University of Florida has been shortlisted for Innovation of the Year in the 2020 National Council for the Training of Journalists (NCTJ) Awards for Excellence. The degree’s pioneering tele-collaborative exchange was launched in February 2020, which saw students from both sides of The Atlantic work together…

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MA student wins at BJTC awards

Congratulations to Joe Harbert, Sport Journalism MA student, on winning the Best Online News Site award at the 2020 Broadcast Journalism Training Council (BJTC) awards. Joe won the award for his work on grassroots football in Kent while studying on his undergraduate degree at Canterbury Christ Church University. You can view Joe’s award-winning work on…

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Simon McEnnis

Podcast: Simon McEnnis – Sports Journalism and sport during Covid-19

Principal Lecturer Simon McEnnis discusses the future of sports journalism. ​Simon also talks about how sport has coped with the return to professional action during the coronavirus pandemic, his upcoming book and the new MA Sports Journalism course. You can listen below or via Apple Podcasts or Spotify, or you can watch via YouTube. Alternatively,…

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New Overtime magazine

The latest edition of Overtime magazine, produced by University of Brighton journalism students, is now available. Students from the Journalism and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) degrees collaborated to produce the publication, which comes out once a semester. Features in this edition include: the perils of social media challenges the environmental impact of cosmetics fan power in…

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Tyldesley leads tributes to journalists of the future

Legendary football commentator Clive Tyldesley was the guest of honour at the University of Brighton’s first Journalism Awards. ITV’s lead commentator visited Eastbourne to hand out prizes and deliver a talk at the event on Monday 3 February, which recognised the work of final year Journalism BA(Hons) and Sport Journalism BA(Hons) students. Tyldesley, who also…

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A successful election debate

Students and members of the public grilled Eastbourne’s parliamentary candidates at a hustings at the University’s Eastbourne campus on Friday. The audience at the Hillbrow site questioned Liberal Democrat’s Stephen Lloyd, Conservative’s Caroline Ansell, Labour’s Jake Lambert, the Brexit Party’s Stephen Gander and independent candidate Ken Pollock. They listened to answers on topics including what…

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New edition of Overtime magazine

Thousands of copies of Overtime, a printed magazine produced by journalism and sport journalism students, have hit university campuses. All three year groups on both degree courses collaborated over the course of a week to publish stories on their website, www.overtimeonline.co.uk, and produce the magazine, which was edited by third-year journalism student Jamie Edkins and…

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Public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates

University of Brighton journalism students are pleased to announce a public General Election debate for the Eastbourne parliamentary candidates. This is your chance to put your questions to a panel of: Stephen Lloyd, Liberal Democrat Caroline Ansell, Conservative Jake Lambert, Labour Stephen Gander, Brexit Party Ken Pollock, Independent The debate is taking place on December…

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Behind-the-scenes at England’s 1,000th international fixture

Final-year Sport Journalism students went behind the scenes at Wembley Stadium this week as England faced their 1,000 international fixture. The students were working as volunteers for the fan-led Raise The Flag initiative; part of Philosophy Football which was co-founded by University of Brighton researcher Mark Perryman. The students helped to prepare displays ahead of…

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Lewes lesson for sport journalism students

Three University of Brighton sport journalism students were invited to cover a Lewes FC Women’s match as part of an initiative to combat inequality in football. Final-year students Shania Bedi and Jessica Watkins and second-year student Daniella Challis worked alongside industry professionals in Lewes’s Women’s Championship match against Leicester City, developing their skills in videography,…

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