University of Technology Sydney

57205 Digital Sports Journalism

8cp; To comply with health advice from NSW Health, the planned delivery of this subject for Spring 2021 has been adjusted. Activities scheduled for campus until the 27th of August (inclusive) are being moved online. Timetabled activities for the remainder of the session will be held on campus only if the public health situation permits face-to-face learning in available teaching spaces. Please log into Canvas and monitor your UTS email for the latest advice concerning subject delivery and assessment information.
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This subject equips students with the skills required for reporting, analysis and audience engagement in digital environments across sporting codes and institutions. Students examine the changing nature of sports journalism, the business of sport and rise of the 'informed fan' as a powerful force of both journalistic opportunity and media disruption. Students work with experienced sports journalists and gain hands-on reporting experience via UTS's unique partnership with the SCG Trust and other industry relationships. They examine how the nature of sports journalism is changing, the intersection of sport and politics, and the multiple ethical, legal and policy issues that arise in the area. Industry leaders, sports stars and other guest lecturers provide students with practical guidance and insights for building a career in sports journalism and related disciplines.

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