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Second Main Road, (Behind M.S Swaminathan Research Foundation) Taramani,, 600113, Kerala, India

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There is a great demand for good sports writing in India. In addition to theoretical issues concerning the nature of sport and its function in society, this course leans heavily on practical work. A good sports writer has, above all, to be a good writer, and while knowledge of particular sports and games is essential, it is not sufficient to ensure high quality sports journalism. The exercises teach the do's and don'ts of good sports writing. Students learn how to read a game, profile famous and little known players, and write on mainstream and marginal sports. They learn interviewing skills through class work and practicals, develop the visual sense to select and crop actionpictures, and prepare material for publication.

The course lays emphasis on context, and on both depth and breadth in good sports coverage. The course also considers the market for sports writing, what story to do, and where to aim it. It introduces students to the special requirements of sports reporting for various media. Students read outstanding sports writers, including 'non-specialists' who have written with passion on the sport they love: C.L.R. James, Mike Marqusee, Norman Mailer, and Joyce Carol Oates, among others.

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