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Category archive: Featured news

1 Dec

Sportswriter who added romance to his moonlighting

Did the sports editor ask for some nannies?

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: In an era of zero hours contracts and under-employment, RANDALL NORTHAM recalls sports journalists who have “multi-skilled” in the past, as estate agents, farmers, and even as a male escort

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30 Nov

The sociologists’ take on the rise of Ronaldo


PETER WILSON on a definitive biography of one of the world’s greatest footballers

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28 Nov

McCoy cleared every hurdle on way to the top

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JON RYAN assesses the latest winner from the former champion jump jockey – his autobiography

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27 Nov

Ashton gets football transfer from Mail to The Sun

Daily Mail's Neil Ashton: measured approach

Ashton will fill the vacancy created in May 2014 when Shaun Custis was promoted to become the head of sport content across all platforms in what was a major reshuffle of the sports department

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26 Nov

Sports pages deserve top marks for digging

One lump or two? Tea with Sepp Blatter was not what Gerry Cox was expecting

VIEW FROM THE PRESSBOX: A free, enterprising and inquisitive media is policing sport around the globe, writes DAVID WALKER

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8 Nov

SJA young sports journalists’ drinks, Dec 1

Young SJA drinks

Our latest young journalists’ get-together, supported by The Jockey Club, is open to non-members as well as SJA members

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13 Oct

Entries open for 2015 Sports Journalism Awards

SJA chairman David Walker: We want to encourage entries from all sectors of our industry

Entries for the 2015 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, sponsored by BT Sport, are now open, with two new categories for photographers

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27 Jul

Working for nothing can be a bad experience

No one in this press box is working for nothing

The SJA tries to offer advice based on our members’ experience and common sense, and not receiving pay for work is rarely a good idea. By STEVEN DOWNES

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21 Mar

Dear Keith: How do I become a sports journalist?

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Wish I had a pound for everyone who comes to see me saying: “I’d like a job in sports journalism.” Sadly, their qualifications rarely match their ambitions

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