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17 Apr

Chronicle opts against backing Newcastle boycott


Supporter Steve Jackson said that after hearing George Caulkin of The Times giving passionate support to supporters protests against the club’s owner, Mike Ashley, the local media was “duty bound” to follow suit

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15 Apr

Carlisle’s star is playing fair to keep onside

Keeping good relations with the local club can be a tightrope, says Jon Colman, seen here interviewing Carlisle's Matty Robson in pre-season

After five times winning the Regional Sportswriter of the Year award, Jon Colman tells ANTON RIPPON about life as a local paper’s football reporter

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14 Apr

Winter to fulfill ambition with move to The Times

Henry Winter, right, receiving one of his many SJA awards, this from Andy Dunn in 2014

It has been a bad few weeks for the Telegraph, but the loss of their football correspondent of the last 21 years – and his 1m Twitter followers – could be the biggest blow of all

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12 Apr

Master Blasters who are paid to make things click

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ANTON RIPPON on the latest twist in the shift from newsprint to online “platforms”

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5 Apr

VIDEO: Moment in limelight for photographers

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Adrian Dennis receiving the Ed Lacy Trophy as Sports Photographer of the Year was one of the highlights of the 2014 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards

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4 Apr

VIDEO: Martin Samuel hits awards judges for six

Martin Samuel, right, receives the John Bromley Trophy, again, from Carle Ann Bromley and SJA chairman David Walker

Samuel has dominated the John Bromley Trophy award for the nation’s leading sports writer over the past decade, whether working for the News of the World, The Times or now at the Daily Mail

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3 Apr

VIDEO: Collymore and Costello head award-winners

Mark Saggers (left) and Stan Collymore collect the Radio Sport Documentary award for TalkSport's from Sir Nick Lloyd (centre)

The additional prizes on offer in the expanded Broadcasting category at the 2014 SJA British Sports Journalism Awards proved to be a popular success – and not just for the winners

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29 Oct

It was good advice then, and it’s good advice now

Motson letter

This letter from John Motson from more than a quarter of a century ago provides some sound advice for someone seeking to begin a career as a sports journalist

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20 Sep

SJA and Ladbrokes are off to York Races in May


“We want as many of our members from across the country to have an active part in all our activities. This includes social events such as the Race Day, and we are delighted to be working with Ladbrokes and returning to York”

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24 May

What degree of experience do I need?

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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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