School of Sport and Service Management

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Jamie Phillips wins top NCTJ award for campaigning journalism

Sport Journalism graduate, Jamie Phillips, has won the NCTJ’s prestigious Trainee News Journalism award in the NCTJ Awards for Excellence 2020. Jamie, who graduated in 2018, was nominated for his campaigning work against misspent council funds at Surrey Live as a senior reporter. Speaking after the event, hosted by Sky News, Jamie said that it was a…

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Sports Journalism course runner up in NCTJ Awards for Excellence in Journalism

The course’s virtual exchange with the University of Florida was Highly Commended in the Innovation of the Year category for providing a new teaching and learning cross-cultural experience for students to develop their skills in a live virtual environment. The key objective of the exchange was to explore cultural differences between US and UK football industries via…

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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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Journalism students investigate life under Covid-19

Journalism students got their first bylines by the end of Welcome Week as they launched a unique investigation into life under Covid-19 for our student-run journalism website overtimeonline.co.uk.  The first years interviewed freshers across England and Wales, as well as at universities in Spain, Italy, Malta, Finland, Sweden and the Netherlands, to hear about their experiences. The…

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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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Starting your course in 2020?

We know you’re going to have a brilliant time at Brighton. There’s a lot to think about before starting university so we have put together some information you will find useful before you arrive and for your first few weeks at uni, to get your student life off to the best possible start. Your course…

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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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Celebrating International Women’s Day through sport

The University of Brighton welcomed teenage students from a school in Horsham to focus on careers for women in sport. Following the University’s special feature on women in sport on International Women’s Day, Dr Gary Stidder and female students in the third year of their respective degree programmes invited fifty girls from Millais School to…

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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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