Sports Journalism Course.


You’re a sports-mad person, in love with all sports. For most of us, heaven-on-earth is going to sports games, mixing with the players, coaches and administrators, getting the inside news and gossip, then reporting it in articles or blogs to an audience who appreciate every word you’ve written. You can get paid to write about sports. Find out how…

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Learn how sports journalists and sports reporters do their job. Learn how to interview players and coaches. Find the techniques for how to get “lively quotes”. You’ll learn where to find exciting fresh faces with talent. Best of all, you’ll be able to write exciting reports.

What must you do to get that job? Simple. You train for it. First, let’s discover whether YOU have what it takes to be a sports journalist.

Do you enjoy writing?
Do you enjoy meeting people?
Do you enjoy playing or watching sports?

Answer “yes, yes, yes” and you’ve got all the basics already. This NZIBS home-study course shows you how the sports journalist goes about what he/she does. Soon, you’ll be doing the same things. You’ll learn how to capture in words the magic of the incidents which turned the outcome of an exciting game.

Tutor Profile.

Learn from the greatest! All Blacks Legend, Ian Jones (aka ‘the Kamo Kid’) has played 105 games, including 79 test matches. He is one of the most capped All Black and the best lock New Zealand has ever had. His international career spanned 11 seasons, covering the amateur era right through to the birth of the professional game. He played in three Rugby World Cups and was a member of the team who won the Bledisloe Cup several times.

Hailing from the Whangarei suburb of Kamo at the top of the North Island, Ian has always been known as the ‘Kamo Kid’. His love for sports is second to none! In addition to playing for All Blacks in the 1990s, Ian also had a three-year stint in English rugby with Gloucester and WASPS.

Since his retirement in 2004, Ian has worked as a rugby commentator and presenter for Sky TV. He is an inspiring, entertaining and articulate speaker with excellent knowledge and extensive experience. He has also written for numerous publications, including the NZ Herald and Rugby News. In the New Year Honours 2010, Ian was appointed Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit (MNZM), for services to rugby.

Ian Jones

What You’ll Learn.

1. What It Means To Be A Sports Journalist

2. The Business of Freelancing

3. What Makes Sports News

4. Interview Techniques

5. Writing The Sports Story

6. Sports Writing With Style

7. Sport Research

8. Media Law

9. Selling Freelance Sports Journalism

10. Sports Writing For Newspapers







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      “Have done the course and enjoyed it. Now have a blog spot and am involved in marketing as well. Working in radio with my LPFM station. All the skills I learnt here have helped. More importantly though is my confidence. Made many friends and contacts. Not always liked or agreed with stuff I say write etc, but sports brings people together. Get it done, find out from the team at NZIBS today.”

      Dunning Ken

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      “I completed this course early last year and now writing for “Gameday” on the CRFU website. Picked up a lot of tips. Worth it if you are serious about sports journalism.”

      Glenn Matthew

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    We have been operating for more than 25 years and have thousands of graduates all over the world. Our courses are conducted by correspondence. You decide when and where you study. The course material (including books) is sent to you, and you submit your assignments regularly. You don’t have to take time off work or travel to classes.