Reuters publishes Games reporting guide

Thomson Reuters has published a beginner’s guide to covering the Olympic Games and other major sporting events.

A Reporter’s Guide to Sports and Olympics Reporting costs £14.99 and is available from Amazon UK.

It is written by Colin McIntyre with contributions from former Reuters Sports Editor Steve Parry, who has covered 19 Olympic Games, and from other Reuters reporters.

The money made from the sales will be ploughed back into the Reuters Foundation to run journalism courses for journalists from the developing world.

Kevan Gosper, the chairman of the International Olympic Committee Press Commission, notes in his preface to the handbook:
“For journalists covering the Olympics, the task of following their home athletes through 302 different events in 28 sports is challenging enough. But another, perhaps greater challenge is to get across to their readers and listeners something of the wide picture, of this unifying effect that sport can often provide.”

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