problem 1: prepare brief definitions or descriptions of the given terms, giving exs where appropriate:
a) Reported speech
e) Copytaster or copytasting
g) Crossover piece
h) Actuality sound
j) Still store
problem 2: Listed below are ten sports journalism clichés.
a) Define what a cliché is and why they are so broadly used in sport.
b) Reprepare each phrase in ordinary, sensible and truthful English.
• He’s their go-to guy when the game’s on the line.
• It’s all end-to-end stuff.
• There are no easy games in international football.
• It’s time for him to step up to the plate.
• This game needs a goal.
• He left the pitch early doors.
• We’re just taking it one game at a time.
• There’s no ‘I’ in ‘team’.
• At the end of the day.
• He/she’s a team player.
problem 3: Phil Andrews helpfully gives his suggestions of what a sports journalist requires in his/her ‘toolkit’, in other words the equipment that a sports journalist will probably require. List what you believe to be the most significant pieces of equipment needed by a sports journalist and why you believe they are likely to be essential.
problem 4: What are the main duties of a sports editor in a television newsroom?
problem 5: What are the main sources of news for the Sports Editor and the Sports Journalist? Evaluate their relative significance; list at least five exs.
problem 6: Compare and contrast the impact of online journalism, sports websites and social media on sports news and coverage given by more traditional media like newspapers, television and radio.
problem 7: The ability to deliver informative live commentary of sporting events is a main specialist skill for any sports journalist. Outline the most significant attributes of a sports commentator
problem 8: Listed below are ten abbreviations of major world sporting organizations. Give the full title of each and their area of responsibility: