BA (Hons)

Sports Journalism

Teaching & Learning

 

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic we are currently unable to advise on the mode of teaching for September 2021, however we will keep you updated and provide more information as soon as we can. We continue to follow government guidance and your teaching and learning will reflect the restrictions in place at the time of delivery. We currently anticipate that you may experience a blended approach – this is a mix of face-to-face, on campus and online teaching and learning. You can keep up to date with teaching and learning at Leeds Beckett via our Covid-19 website. Updated course specifications will be available in August 2021.

What you'll learn

Learn how to produce content for apps, social media and online channels.
Understanding ethics, the regulation of sport and journalism and their relationship to each other.
Study the essential journalism law you will need to work in the sports journalism industry.
On this theoretical module you will look at sport in wider culture.
Learn how to source sports-related stories and write them with accuracy and interest for your audience.
This module will introduce the basic broadcast skills used in sports reporting, particularly for TV and radio. These skills include audio recording and editing; camera filming and VT editing; as well as story creation for multimedia platforms.
Learn how to produce content for apps, social media and online channels.
Understanding ethics, the regulation of sport and journalism and their relationship to each other.
Study the essential journalism law you will need to work in the sports journalism industry.
On this theoretical module you will look at sport in wider culture.
Learn how to source sports-related stories and write them with accuracy and interest for your audience.
This module will introduce the basic broadcast skills used in sports reporting, particularly for TV and radio. These skills include audio recording and editing; camera filming and VT editing; as well as story creation for multimedia platforms.

What you'll learn

Develop your practice in our industry standard newsroom.
Complete a short-term placement in the sports-based media industry.
Create in-depth, investigative, op-ed and reports.
Explore and investigate issues in sports broadcasting, developing and understanding of its markets and opportunities.
Practice producing radio and TV sports journalism content.
Learn how to work with press officers, public relations and organisations to produce balanced, objective journalism.
Develop your practice in our industry standard newsroom.
Complete a short-term placement in the sports-based media industry.
Create in-depth, investigative, op-ed and reports.
Explore and investigate issues in sports broadcasting, developing and understanding of its markets and opportunities.
Practice producing radio and TV sports journalism content.
Learn how to work with press officers, public relations and organisations to produce balanced, objective journalism.

What you'll learn

Generate an individual portfolio of your journalism work.
This advanced practical module will embed you into real work situations.
Create a longform piece of journalism content for online, radio or TV.
Produce a sports magazine from scratch, learn about audiences, feature production and magazine layout tools.
Generate an individual portfolio of your journalism work.
This advanced practical module will embed you into real work situations.
Create a longform piece of journalism content for online, radio or TV.
Produce a sports magazine from scratch, learn about audiences, feature production and magazine layout tools.

Option modules may include

Examine contemporary issues in sport governance across a variety of sport business contexts. Your studies will take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance.
Examine a range of theoretical approaches to the critical study of celebrity and its relation to media products. You'll focus on celebrity as a cultural fabrication and on mass media representation as one of the key principles in the formation of celebrity culture.
Study digital camera techniques through the process of researching and developing a substantial piece of photographic journalism. A series of photographic assignments will enable you to acquire technical and practical skills in digital photography and combine them with digital publishing and journalism skills.
This module looks at "traditional" games journalism, which includes reviewing, news reporting and feature writing for magazines and websites. It also includes emerging reporting on e-sports, a rapidly growing genre that has significant crossover with sports journalism.
Examine contemporary issues in sport governance across a variety of sport business contexts. Your studies will take a multidisciplinary approach, drawing on policy, law, sociology and relevant research, beginning with theories and models of governance.
Examine a range of theoretical approaches to the critical study of celebrity and its relation to media products. You'll focus on celebrity as a cultural fabrication and on mass media representation as one of the key principles in the formation of celebrity culture.
Study digital camera techniques through the process of researching and developing a substantial piece of photographic journalism. A series of photographic assignments will enable you to acquire technical and practical skills in digital photography and combine them with digital publishing and journalism skills.
This module looks at "traditional" games journalism, which includes reviewing, news reporting and feature writing for magazines and websites. It also includes emerging reporting on e-sports, a rapidly growing genre that has significant crossover with sports journalism.