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29 Jul

A 20-year Olympic absence and no Rio regrets

Rio's ready for the Olympic Games

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: The Games may be coming, but RANDALL NORTHAM has no great hankering to be working at 2016’s ‘Greatest Show On Earth’

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27 Jul

Beaumont and Francis head Rugby Expo speakers

This year's Rugby Expo takes place in Coventry this year

Speakers at this year’s Rugby Expo, being staged in Coventry for the first time, include Bill Beaumont, who will deliver a keynote address ahead of taking over as chairman of World Rugby

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25 Jul

No escaping Clough’s shadow in Forest’s rich history

Forest's librarian Don Wright has done an excellent job in charting the club's 150-year history. Picture: newark Advertiser

From Pickwick Papers to their European exploits spread across the back pages of the tabloids, the first 150 years of ‘the original reds’ offer many fascinating football stories, as ERIC BROWN discovered

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20 Jul

Human rights group gives advice for Rio journalists

Rio 2016 Olympic logo

An international campaign group has today published a guide for journalists working at the Olympics on best practice when filming around Rio de Janeiro or interviewing children during their coverage of the Games

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18 Jul

Long-suffering Carter’s tale of Grecians’ legends

Gus Honeybun

Gus Honeybun… Your Boys Took One Hell of a Beating is the first book to be published by Simon Carter, the sports editor of the Southern Daily Echo, who carries the unfortunate burden of being a fan of his home town team, the spectacularly unsuccessful Exeter City

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13 Jul

Real insights from Charlton’s account of ’66 and all that

Sir Bobby Charlton: spoke of the importance of volunteers

For the second time in his career, ERIC BROWN tackles Sir Bobby, this time in book form

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12 Jul

SJA begins the search to find a new Secretary


We need someone to pick up the baton and be part of the world’s largest and most active national organisation of sports journalists

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11 Aug

Making mileage out of your income tax claims

Tax returns

BARRY KERNON, from accountancy firm HW Fisher, the SJA’s auditors, looks at how freelance journalists can better manage their car use when it comes to completing their tax returns

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9 May

Dot the i, cross the t, and check your apostrophes

Pen writing

ROB STEEN, sports journalism lecturer at Brighton University with experience as a sports writer over four decades, maintains that his students should always exercise the best standards of English grammar in their writing – even in emails and texts

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24 May

What degree of experience do I need?

journalism student 1

The SJA’s training advisor, KEITH ELLIOTT, offers some tips on adding useful work experience to your callow student’s CV

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