With thousands of players being involved with different sports all over the world, the interest of people in sports in India is growing every day. They are interested in not only playing the sport but also in knowing more about the sport i.e. the latest events related to their favorite sport, the profile of the sportsperson they like, etc. In this context, emerges the role of a sports journalist who comes with a passion for sports and a keen eye for writing. His job is to update the readers and viewers with the latest news about different sports by presenting it in a manner that is not only catchy but precise and apt. Sports journalism is a form of writing that reports on sporting topics and competitions. It is the essential element of a number of news media organizations. A sports journalist can work in the field of: a) Broadcast Journalism namely radio or television. b) Print Journalism namely magazine or newspaper. A person looking to establish himself as a sports journalist should have a flair for journalism and sports: He can begin by opting for any stream in class 11 and 12 and can prepare for journalism entrance tests for the bachelor’s degree. A student can choose to opt for a bachelor program offered by several institutes of journalism which is for three years. The courses provided by these institutions are extremely comprehensive and teaches students everything they need to know about journalism including sports journalism. Very few colleges offer a separate master degree in sports journalism. This aspect of journalism is usually collaborated with the general journalism program with a specialization in a specific area such as sports journalism. A person can also consider diploma in sports journalism which specifically focuses on this aspect of journalism and provides a thorough learning program for those wanting to opt for sports journalism.
|Eligibility||10+2/Graduation in Journalism/Mass Communication/ any discipline (Physical Education/Journalism & Mass Communication will be preferred)|
|Entrance Exam||Different institutions have different entrance exam criteria|
|Average Course Fee||₹50,000 to ₹8,00,000|
|Goal||Sports Writer, Match Reporter, Sports Journalist|