Is sports journalism pointless?

As I mentioned in my Why Journalism? blog post, I have aspired to enter the world of sports journalism for some time. I have a keen interest in almost all sports and a passion for journalism, so it seems like the perfect career move.

Unfortunately, as I have studied journalism and gained a greater wealth of knowledge around the subject, I realised that sports journalism is absent from almost all of the histories of journalism in the UK. As I delved deeper I found research into sports journalism is largely absent from what is often termed ‘journalism studies’.