Updated: May 10
Preparing for an exciting new spell of work is one of the things that’s kept me away from the blog for a while. This Friday I start teaching at UCA Farnham on the Sports Journalism course, and I’m really looking forward to it. The course looks at sport, its impact on society, the changes in the audience and how the passions and loyalties connected with sport have been absorbed into the modern globalised industry. There’s a fair bit of basic reporting skills stuff too, with plenty of practical work and a brief to challenge accepted thinking and provoke discussion.
It’s almost like I wrote my own job description! First impressions are that it’s a fine course, with a talented group of tutors and in a lovely location. Despite the early start and hack down to Hampshire Surrey (thanks to my colleague Simon Clarke for pointing out my careless error). I’m really looking forward to it. I suspect there may be more material connected with the course and how it pans out on this blog as the year progresses. If all goes well, there are certainly some exciting developments in the pipeline.