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29 Jun

Relaunched Echo tries to stop readers feeling Blues

Today's re-launched Liverpool Echo... notice the Everton story in the bottom right-hand corner?

ANTON RIPPON on the response from Merseyside’s city newspaper to reader complaints about its football coverage

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28 Jun

Saddle-up for young journalists’ meeting on July 23

Young SJA drinks

The SJA young journalists’ networking drinks continue with a summer event, generously supported by the Jockey Club, in Kentish Town, London, on July 23

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25 Jun

New date and new venue for SJA Journalism Awards

Sports Writer of the Year Martin Samuel, left, with the Sports Photographer of the Year, Adrian Dennis

The SJA British Sports Journalism Awards dinner, sponsored by BT Sport, will be staged at the prestigious Lancaster Hotel, overlooking Hyde Park in central London, on February 22 next year

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23 Jun

Bosch drills into Mossad’s Barcelona operation

Conspiracy theorist? Catalan sports writer Xavier Bosch

ANTON RIPPON on reports in Spain that have sent conspiracy theorists into overdrive

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28 May

SJA chooses Journalists’ Charity as its good cause

Queen Elizabeth II was the guest at a special 150th anniversary event of the Journalists' Charity staged last year

“I’m delighted to say the SJA Committee agreed unanimously that we must support it as our nominated charity for the coming year. If we can’t support such a critical cause for journalists, who will?”

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25 Aug

Reading is first step to learn how to be a good writer

Reading the sports pages

ROB STEEN, a sports journalism lecturer at Brighton University, advises that to be a good writer, you first need to be an avid reader

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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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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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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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18 Apr

Deer Keef: Do i relly kneed to spell proper?


KEITH ELLIOTT’s postbag from those wanting advice on training often demonstrates exactly what not to do if you want to become a sports journalist

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