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Course: Sports Writing 101 | The Basics

Sports Writing 101 | The Basics

  • Life Time Access
  • Certificate on Completion
  • Access on Android and iOS App
  • Self-Paced
About this Course

If you love sports and are looking to get paid for your passion, this course is for you!

Nikki is an Editor and Senior Sports Writer at La Liga News UK and freelance sports writer for It's Round & It's White. She'll teach you the key elements that make up any sports article.

In this class you'll learn:

  • A key concept in sports writing - The inverted pyramid
  • How to write a great headline
  • How to find images to include with your writing
  • How to find and use quotes

This course is the first in a series on "How to become a sports writer".

The series is for people who are looking to get into sports writing, whether you are passionate about sports and want to get paid for your passion as a full-time career or as part of your freelance side hustle.

Basic knowledge
  • Understand English spelling and grammar rules
What you will learn

In this class, you'll learn:

  • A key concept in sports writing - The inverted pyramid
  • How to write a great headline
  • How to find images to include with your writing
  • How to find and use quotes
Curriculum
Number of Lectures: 9
Total Duration: 00:44:51
Introduction
  • Introduction  

    Welcome to the course:

    • What will the course cover?
    • Who am I?
The Inverted Pyramid
  • Introduction to the inverted pyramid  

    Introduction to a key concept in sports writing.

  • How to use the inverted pyramid  

    An example of how to use the inverted pyramid when writing an article.

Key elements in sports articles
  • How to write attractive headlines?  

    Some guidelines to help you write headlines that readers will want to click on.

  • Expert Interview: How to find great images? - Part 1  

    Part 1 of the interview with Daniel Meumann, a freelance sports photographer.


    You can follow his work or ask any questions by reaching out to him on Instagram (@dmeumann).

  • Expert Interview: How to find great images? - Part 2  

    Part 2 of the interview with Daniel Meumann, a freelance sports photographer.


    You can follow his work or ask any questions by reaching out to him on Instagram (@dmeumann).

  • How to find & use quotes?  

    Quotes help to bring more credibility and personality to your article, but how can you find good quotes to include?

  • Understanding the mechanics of quoting  

    It's time to learn the correct way to use quotes in your article.

  • Key elements of a sports article  

    Let's test your understanding of the course material!

Conclusion
  • Conclusion  

    Conclusion & key takeaways

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