Sports journalism training for university students

A sports journalism training course will be running from 11 to 15 February 2018 targeting 10 students from Yarmouk University to receive intensive media training from senior and specialised journalists.

The sports journalism training course will address the commercial, political and cultural importance of sport and its unifying role in fostering dialogue between the nations of the world. It will aim to increase the confidence of aspiring sports journalists in providing a fast and informed reporting service without sacrificing accuracy and balance. It also helps them find unusual angles and features to complement their core sports coverage.

The straining course will offer intensive class-and field-training in written, radio and new media reporting of sport, as well as meetings/interviews with athletes and representatives of the sports sector in Jordan. The integration of social media will form a core component of the training, giving participants useful tools required to work in today’s evolving newsrooms. One-day will be dedicated to sport values and ethics, issues related to race, gender, sports and data and emerging media.

Coursework will include key elements of event coverage, writing, interviewing, broadcasting, social media, and working in mixed zones and at press conferences. Essential technology and equipment needed for the course will be provided by the Faculty of Mass Communication, such as the radio studios, computers and audio recorders. 

The produced stories and audio packages of appropriate quality will be published and broadcast by Yarmouk FM.

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