Sport in the Media MasterclassRegister

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Gain insight into various aspects of sports media and its impact on the industry.

The media is critical to the long-term prosperity of sport, playing a vital role in sharing public perception, increasing fan engagement domestically and globally, promoting athletes and teams, and generating revenue through broadcasting rights and sponsorship deals. The current Premier League UK television deal, from 2022 up until the end of the 2024/25 season, is worth £5.1billion alone.

This masterclass offers unrivalled insight and access to experienced media professionals from the world of sport and beyond. Through an immersive learning experience, participants will acquire a deeper practical knowledge of the intersection between sport and media.

Discover from experts at the heart of the industry a comprehensive understanding of the sports media landscape, sports journalism principles and tools to succeed in your career, skills for developing and leveraging compelling content across different media platforms, and the evolving landscape of this sector.

Masterclass Delivery

Masterclasses will be delivered via a one-day in-person experience in central London, followed by ten hours of online content that will be split across multiple two-hour live virtual sessions.

Find dates and times for the two separate November and January Sport in the Media Masterclasses below.

Masterclass Leader & Guest Speakers

The Sport in the Media Masterclass will be led by the award-winning David Ford, a Global Television Journalist with more than 30 years broadcast news experience at the BBC, Sky Sports News, CNN and Al Jazeera.

Also providing their expertise during this masterclass will be three guest speakers with a wealth of experience from the world of sports media.

Speaking at the one-day in-person experience in central London will be Sue Thearle. During her 25 year career in the media, Sue has reported on the EFL Highlights for ITV, FIFA World Cup, Women’s World Cup, UEFA Euros, Nations League and Europa League – and was the first female voice on Match of the Day.

Then, offering their valuable insights during the online component of this masterclass will be Vincent Hunt, an award-winning BBC documentary maker, and Kevin Bishop, a broadcast news producer and journalism lecturer with over 30 years experience.

Masterclass Topics

The Sport in the Media Masterclass will explore:

  • An introduction to sports journalism and the sports media landscape

  • Different sports media platforms: TV, Print, Digital, Social Media, Radio

  • Developing, creating and leveraging compelling sports content, including the rise of sports documentaries

  • Expert techniques in delivering broadcast and audio bulletins, attending press conferences, conducting interviews, writing match reports and film-making

  • Ethical considerations of the media, including separating fact from fiction

  • The evolving landscape of the industry direct from experienced media professionals at the heart of the sector

Faculty

Participating Faculty

Masterclass Outcomes

  • Gain a comprehensive understanding of the sports media landscape.
  • Identify sports journalism principles and tools to succeed in the industry.
  • Identify fundamental techniques of sports broadcasting.
  • Explore strategies for leveraging social and digital media platforms.
  • Develop skills to produce engaging content specific to the industry.
  • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in sports media technologies and platforms.
  • Enjoy a unique level of access to people of prominence in and around the sports industry.
  • Establish new relationships and expand your professional network.
  • Gain practical knowledge and insight that can be applied in your workplace and career.
  • A certificate from City Football Leadership Institute upon successful completion of the masterclass.

Who Should Attend

Masterclasses are open to any individuals looking to develop fresh perspective and understanding of the role media plays in the sports industry.

Whether you are just starting your career journey or are well established within your sector, this immersive masterclass will offer you a learning experience that will be beneficial to both your professional and personal development.

We welcome any individuals who are:

  • 18 years of age and older.
  • Current working professionals in the industry.
  • Currently studying for or graduated with a media related qualification.
  • Aspiring for a career within the sports media sector.
  • Interested in the sports media landscape.

Useful Information

  • Masterclasses will be delivered via a one-day in-person experience in central London, followed by ten hours of online content that will be split across multiple two-hour live virtual sessions.

    The central London location is 30 Bedford Square, WC1B 3EE.

  • The dates and times (UK) of our January masterclass are listed below.

    • In-Person Experience: Friday 12 April 2024, 9am – 5pm
    • Online Content Schedule: two-hour live virtual sessions:
      • Wednesday 17 April, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
      • Wednesday 24 April, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
      • Wednesday 1 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
      • Wednesday 8 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm
      • Wednesday 15 May, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

     

    All live virtual sessions will be recorded and made available to masterclass participants after the session has taken place. Dates and times listed may be subject to change.

  • The ten hours of online content will be delivered and split across multiple two-hour live virtual sessions.

    All virtual sessions will be recorded and made available to masterclass participants after the session has taken place.

    Whilst attendance of these virtual sessions is not mandatory, participants that do attend live will have the benefit of being able to engage with the course leader and guest speakers during the session.

  • Register now for our Sport in the Media Masterclasses before places get fully booked.

    The next available date to attend is Friday 12 April 2024.

    Masterclasses do not require an application to attend. Interested participants can simply register and join the course.

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