Transform your passion for sportswriting into a successful career

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Love watching sport? Think you could capture the atmosphere and action on paper? Learn how to transform your passions into a career, gain recognition and get paid in this competitive industry with Guardian sports journalist Emma John.

Imagine it: you're at the Olympics, live blogging a near-impossible gymnastic routine. Or you're a football fanatic, with more use for your expert knowledge than arguing with fans on Twitter. If you've got dreams of getting paid to report your favourite sports, this comprehensive and friendly masterclass is for you.

In an evening with Guardian sports journalist and author Emma John, the way you write about sport will vastly improve, helping you to stand out in a crowded marketplace. With good sports reporting in high demand, and in the age of digital journalism, the field is wide open for original thinking and witty writing. This is your chance to find out what the Guardian - and other platforms - really value in sportswriting, and how you can get a head(er) above the rest.

Emma will share key tips on live reporting, interviewing and pitching to editors, as well as provide an insight into writing a sports book. So whether you'd like a career in sports journalism or write about sport on a casual basis and want to get paid doing it, this course is a must for you.

Some subjects covered...

  • What is a runner anyway? How to write a live match report
  • Uncovering the real story: how to interview athletes
  • Is there a book in it? First steps in sports book publishing
  • What does the desk want? How to pitch to sports editors

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Emma John is a sportswriter and author of Following On: A Memoir of Teenage Obsession and Terrible Cricket. She is a former deputy editor of the Observer magazine, Observer Sport Monthly and The Wisden Cricketer. She tweets @em_john.

All Guardian Masterclasses are fully accessible - but please contact us if you have any queries or concerns.

Full course and returns information on the Masterclasses website

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The Guardian

Kings Place

90 York Way

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N1 9GU

United Kingdom

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Welcome to Guardian Masterclasses – a unique programme of learning embedded within one of the world's most forward-thinking media organisations.

Masterclasses offer a broad range of short and long courses across a variety of disciplines from creative writing, journalism, photography and design, film and digital media, music and cultural appreciation.

Harnessing the expertise and specialisms within the organisation, our courses are led by first class and award winning guardian professionals whilst also drawing on the skills and expertise of other leading figures at the forefront of the creative and digital industries.

The programme is aimed at anyone interested in personal or professional development whether that be refining your skills, focusing your ambition or simply broadening your mind and gaining inspiration.


































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