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’.


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:


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.