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Category archive: Journalism news

17 Dec
2014

Mail sports editor Snowdon leaves for Scottish Times

On the move: Les Snowdon, right, with Mail head of sport Lee Clayton, receives the SJA's Sport Newspaper of the Year award from David Walker (centre) last March

The move represents something of a “homecoming” for Snowdon, who has a strong background in Scottish newspapers and beyond the sports desk

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15 Dec
2014

Sharp’s silver avoided repeat of a family history

Lynsey Sharp interviewed at the SJA British Sports Awards lunch by Sybil Ruscoe

DOUG GILLON catches up on some of the highlights of the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow when attending the SJA British Sports Awards

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13 Dec
2014

Mountain Biking UK: features or deputy editor

This is a key role and genuinely one of the most exciting within the team as you’ll be responsible for generating and organising the feature content within MBUK and its associated execution on our websites and across social media.

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10 Dec
2014

It’s all change after Custis’s re-shuffle at Sun Sport

Copies of The Sun newspaper are displayed at a kiosk in London

The Sun’s sports department has been completely restructured, with nearly 20 appointments, some internal and with Martin Lipton and James Brown among new recruits

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9 Dec
2014

Mail on Sunday hires Holt as chief sports writer

Oliver Holt receives the SJA Columnist of the Year Award in 2011 from Tom Clarke

Oliver Holt has been hired as the Mail on Sunday’s new chief sports writer, to take over from Patrick Collins next year

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9 Dec
2014

An Express 35 years finishes on a winning streak

When McKenzie said that McLaren wouldn't win a GP in 2005, he wagered that he'd run a lap naked if they did. And here he is with Kimi Raikkonen afterwards. The McKenzie streaked raised £11,000 and lots of laughs

After 35 years, BOB McKENZIE has written his final report for the Express. Here, the paper’s former F1 motor racing correspondent looks back on his varied career

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8 Dec
2014

‘Best rugby writer of all’ Norman Mair has died

Norman Mair: "the best

Stephen Jones, the Sunday Times’s rugby correspondent, described Mair as his “favourite rugby writer of all time”. Sir Ian McGeechan, the former Scotland and Britain Lions coach, said that Mair was “the best rugby writer of them all, without question”

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7 Dec
2014

PA’s former boxing writer Bill Martin has died

Bill Martin, one-time the chief sports correspondent for the Press Association who specialised in boxing and tennis, has died

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6 Dec
2014

#SJA2014 awards’ special offer for regional press

regional newspaper front pages

“These are tough times in our industry, especially at local level. We hope that by reducing our entry fees and by offering to pay for the tickets to our March awards dinner for the short-listed entrants in our Regional Sports Writer category, we can encourage more of our colleagues to take part in the country’s leading specialist journalism awards”

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4 Dec
2014

Innovation and cash savings for #SJA2014 awards

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A 40 per cent cut in entry fees for SJA members and new categories for broadcasters, sports news reporters and websites are among a wide range of innovations for the 2014 British Sports Journalism and Photography Awards

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