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24 May

Sports website launches scheme to fund writers

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Award-winning Sporting Intelligence is inviting applications for project funding with the hope that they can play a small role in helping you to tell the stories that matter

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13 May

Langsley keeping focused on new career challenges

Gymnast Daria Kondakova, as photographed by Eileen Langsley

ANTON RIPPON interviews one of the world’s top sports photographers about prejudice, press facilities and the digitally equipped amateurs who are undermining the business

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6 May

Dine out with the SJA at Bolesworth International


Six SJA members have been invited to a VIP lunch at a leading international show-jumpin event in Cheshire next month

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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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17 Feb

Things are on the up, except our writing fees

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A recent opinion poll shows that being a writer is still a sought-after profession, but as far as payment’s concerned, NORMAN GILLER says, times are not what they once were

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15 Oct

Make VAT’s flat rate work for your business


Accountant BARRY KERNON offers his latest piece of advice for freelancers looking to manage their business

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25 Aug

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

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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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27 Jul

Working for nothing can be a bad experience

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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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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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