"A unique elective track: Sports Journalism "
The sport-fanatic West Flanders is the ideal practice field for a future sports journalist. No less than five football clubs play in first division. Cycling races such as the ‘Ronde van Vlaanderen’ and the ‘E3 Harelbeke’ crawl over our roads. In volleyball and basketball too, West Flemish clubs play on the national and international level.
Howest is the unique college in Flanders that offers the unique elective track of Sports Journalism. You keep a firm basic training of journalism, but from the first year on you deepen yourself in sports reporting.
Today sports are, more than ever before, big business. In newspapers, sports sections fill almost hall of the pages. Sport sells.By choosing the elective track of Sports Journalism you gather a huge luggage and practical experience which you cannot find anywhere else. After your studies, you are ready to start working for a newspaper, sports websites, sports editorial board of national or regional television, specific sports channels or a sports club, as an internal reporter.
Passionate lecturers with experience at Sporza, Sportwereld (Het Nieuwsblad) and Sports/Football magazines open for you the sports journalism toolbox . They give you assignments bringing you literally at the side line of the football field or at the finish of a spring classic. A visit behind the scenes of an international sports event is also on the programme. You take a traineeship at a national or regional sports editorial board.
Students who choose Sports Journalism, report on several sports disciplines, live and by a very tight deadline. You get acquainted with the sector and its specific context: sports federations, doping, television contracts, sponsors, the do’s-and-don’ts. Subsequently, you search for the best stories with your journalistic background. We pay a lot of attention to recent trends, such as social media, online sports statistics and infographics.
Also have a look at the other elective track Journalism (general).
- This programme is only available in Dutch!