Learning how to write sports news can take some time, as there is a lot of specialized terminology involved that you will need to understand before writing. Sports reporting is actually the people’s voice. It s not always an easy job to learn how to write sports news properly, but it s very fun and if you learn to do this, it can be very rewarding. The good news about sports is that they tend to be so open to interpretation by the different parties involved.
There are two ways to get into sports reporting, the first being to work for a sports paper as a copy reporter, which involves you covering events in the sporting world for the paper. You will be sent out to cover games, tournaments, races, awards shows and any other sports event you can think of. If you have an athletic minded college student intern who is doing copy reading for the newspaper, this is probably the best job for you to try and learn how to write sports news.
The second way to get into sports reporting is to get a degree in journalism or an equivalent field, and then to get a job as a college campus editor. A campus editor writes stories for the school paper based on information straight from the athletes, the schools, and the fans. This type of sports writing is much more technical and requires a certain level of education, but many students who majored in journalism do end up going into this field and are successful at it. If you would rather go into something slightly less technical, like copy reading for a newspaper, you can get an internship with a university paper and get experience with the sports department.