Sports Journalism

Major: Journalism
Code of subject: 7.061.01.M.18
Credits: 5.00
Department: Journalism and Mass Communication
Lecturer: Bilograts Khrystyna Romanivna
Semester: 2 семестр
Mode of study: денна
Learning outcomes: Ability to create high quality sports materials.
Required prior and related subjects: Leisure journalism Ukrainian journalism
Summary of the subject: Although sports journalism in Ukraine is still in its infancy, it has not yet reached the level of neighboring Europe or Russia. There are three main reasons that inhibit the growth of domestic sports journalism. First, there is no educational institution in Ukraine that trains sports journalists or commentators specifically. Most modern Ukrainian sports journalists are sports fans with different educational backgrounds. All this significantly affects the quality of modern sports journalism. However, it is worth noting that in the near future FFU is going to start a school of football journalism for young professionals. Secondly, for sports media in Ukraine, as well as for others, the problem of funding remains relevant. Many modern Ukrainian publications live on the funds of patrons, and have not been able to bring profit to their owners. TV channels close sports newsrooms or broadcast sports programs from prime time, claiming that sports news on TV has long lost its profitability. Third, Ukrainian sports publications have to compete with the Russian media (also recently with European and American), which feel confident in the Ukrainian media space. This primarily applies to online publications and slightly fewer TV channels.
Assessment methods and criteria: semester score maximum - 45 exam (maximum) - 55
Recommended books: Although sports journalism in Ukraine is still in its infancy, it has not yet reached the level of neighboring Europe or Russia. There are three main reasons that inhibit the growth of domestic sports journalism. First, there is no educational institution in Ukraine that trains sports journalists or commentators specifically. Most modern Ukrainian sports journalists are sports fans with different educational backgrounds. All this significantly affects the quality of modern sports journalism. However, it is worth noting that in the near future FFU is going to start a school of football journalism for young professionals. Secondly, for sports media in Ukraine, as well as for others, the problem of funding remains relevant. Many modern Ukrainian publications live on the funds of patrons, and have not been able to bring profit to their owners. TV channels close sports newsrooms or broadcast sports programs from prime time, claiming that sports news on TV has long lost its profitability. Third, Ukrainian sports publications have to compete with the Russian media (also recently with European and American), which feel confident in the Ukrainian media space. This primarily applies to online publications and slightly fewer TV channels.