The SJA Academy is designed for anyone interested in a career in sports journalism.
Anyone over the age of 16, not employed in a journalism role, can apply to join and it’s totally free of charge.
The SJA is committed to encouraging the next generation of sports media to take their next steps in this industry we love, offering support and advice from our members and prestige opportunities to showcase work.
And we hope the Academy members of today will become of full members – and award-winners – of tomorrow.
Membership will give you access to at least four quarterly events with some of Britain’s leading sports journalists, which will give you unrivalled insight into industry trends and what it takes to succeed.
Whatever your interest in sports media – from photography to social media, broadcast to written – get involved.
Last year we held our first Q&A panel on the future of sports journalism, featuring PA Media sports editor and SJA chair Ash Broadley, TalkSport’s Faye Carruthers, BCOMS founder and SJA vice-chair Leon Mann and The Guardian’s Sachin Nakrani, in a session chaired by Sportsbeat managing editor James Toney.
Really useful session about getting into sports journalism from the @SportSJA. A massive thank you to @AshBroadley, @FayeCarruthers, @Leon_Mann, @SachinNakrani for all your advice and to @jtoneysbeat for hosting! A really beneficial learning experience. pic.twitter.com/pWRzfsOvoA
— James Dowden (@jamesd_48) November 26, 2020
And we plan more of the same as part of this expanded Academy membership.
There will also be opportunities to contribute to the SJA website and an annual SJA Academy Journalist of the Year prize – part of the prestigious SJA British Sports Journalism Awards, the biggest night in British sports journalism.
It’s simple – and free – to join, just click below and we’ll be in touch.
Turns out when @jtoneysbeat says he’s sending you to the Tower of London you’re not in trouble, you’re going to the @SportSJA British Sports Awards! Thank you for the amazing opportunity @Sportsbeat @NewsAssociates! #StartedHere #TeamNA pic.twitter.com/FiQttvz1u2
— Rachel Steinberg (@rae_steinberg) November 28, 2019