UK

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’.

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It’s my copy, right?

The developing journey of my knowledge of journalism law took another step recently when I began to learn more about the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act. I’m pretty sure most people, as I have, have heard of the term copyright before, or have seen this logo before:

 copyright-logo

But I never knew exactly what it means and I certainly didn’t think of the vast amount of ways that this can influence journalists.

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