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Centennial College looks to address expanding sports media universe

Briefs | 03/02/2008 7:42 pm EST

Centennial College in Toronto announced on February 28 it was launching Canada’s first comprehensive sports journalism program, which will cover print, broadcast, online and multimedia reporting in one intensive year. "Journalism programs in Canada have ignored sports to a large degree," says Malcolm Kelly, coordinator of the program. "Sports reporting goes beyond the box scores to convey the context, the culture and the history of the athletes and their accomplishments." Students will learn interviewing, beat reporting, sports history and culture, the business of sports, and statistics and sports imaging. They will also be assigned a six-week job placement as part of their program, working at a Toronto-area sports media outlet. The college is taking applications now for the January 2009 start date.

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