Sports Journalism course highlights

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JMU Journalism Sports students at Anfield, Old Trafford cricket ground, Sky Sports and Aintree. Pic © JMU Journalism

Liverpool is the city to be if you want to cover sport at all levels.

You can combine your passion for sport with the essential skills and knowledge gained on this course and be perfectly placed to succeed in this exciting industry.

We line up experience gained in the newsroom alongside trips to iconic venues such as Anfield and Aintree to give our students the ideal preparation for the world of work.

Women in Sports Journalism Day
The Sports Journalism staff at LJMU teamed up with Sky Sports News to host a one-off event aimed at inspiring young women to pursue this rewarding career opportunity.

More than 100 college and school students from across Merseyside and Cheshire attended, taking part in four fabulous sports journalism workshops including match reporting, TV presenting, podcasting and interviewing.

They heard from a host of Sky Sports News presenters and other successful female sports journalists in a special Q&A session at the end.

The event certainly highlighted that this vibrant industry is as much for girls as it is for the boys.

Sky Sports News visit
Each year, L6 sports journalism students enjoy a fantastic behind-the-scenes look at the Sky Sports News studios and newsroom at Sky HQ.

They spent several hours watching presenters in the live studio, journalists producing content for digital platforms, and producers in the gallery putting 24-hour sports news and programmes together.

Students also had an amazing opportunity to talk to key Sky Sports News personnel, including presenter Kate Mason and head of training, Laurie Tucker.

Lord’s and Old Trafford cricket visits
Lucky groups of second and third year sports journalism students enjoyed trips to Lord’s and a Lancashire County Cricket media day at Old Trafford cricket ground.

Arranged through our department’s contacts, the students have met cricket legends such as Ian Botham, Graham Gooch and Jimmy Anderson, while also working alongside established sports journalists and interviewing chief executive and former England bowler, Paul Allott.

Listen to our podcasts and click on the videos below to see some of the highlights of work produced by students on our Sports Journalism course this year.

You can also read the coursework produced by our our sports students on the MerseySport Live website >>





Post-match interview with Virgil van Dijk after Liverpool lose to Atletico Madrid

English Schools CC Championships Round Up

Interview with jockey Bryony Frost

Tranmere Rovers manager Mickey Mellon talks to MerseySport Live

Local horse trainer Patrick Morris discusses the work at his stables

Andy Bennett reflects on his fishing victory

Interview with Paul Webb at Grapplefest 8

Post-match interviews after Liverpool take on Napoli

Widnes Wild post-match ice hockey interviews

About Pete Leydon, Sports Jourrnalism Programme Leader