Effective research and understanding the rules of sports have been identified as key ingredients for local sports reportage.
Veteran sports journalist, Mr Emmanuel Jemegah revealed this while speaking on fundamental of Local sports reporting at an online training for sports journalists, organized by made in Africa sports.
The Master Class training for sports journalists by Made in Africa Sports began Monday with a robust session where participants were taken through an educative session on the topic
Mr Jemegah explained that for sports journalists to be successful in their chosen career, they must be vast in experience and knowledgeable in sports they are covering by acquainting with its rules and ethics to enhance their productivity.
Mr Jemegah who had covered local league and other sports for over two decades, challenged sports reporters on factual and accurate reporting, especially in the area of analysis to further promote and propagate the nation’s elite league.
While elaborating on engagement in culture and sports, Mr Jemegah charged pen pushers to be wary of the politics and culture of the environment where sporting events are taking place to guide them against infringing on the norms and values of the host community.
Made in Africa Sports training is proudly supported by National SWAN, ACL Sports Dolapo NG and other partners and continues today