Sports Reporting Masterclass with Phil McNulty

Match Reporting Masterclass with Phil McNulty

Get your football match reporting and interviewing skills in shape for the new season with the BBC’s Chief Football Writer, Phil McNulty.

Affordable, half-day session for established and new aspiring sports journalists in London on July 12.

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This three-hour session aims to teach football journalists and would-be sports reporters all the skills they need to write fast and compelling football match reports for newspapers and online with the post-match interview quotes to support them.

Phil, who has covered almost every big match worldwide for more than 10 years, will pass on everything he knows about how to reach the top in football writing and to develop killer interviewing techniques to get the quotable gold. 

Bristling with examples and highly interactive, it is a must for any football or budding sports reporter who wants to brush up in the close season ready to take the football writing world by storm and to connect with online audiences this autumn.

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Course outline

  • How to write first class modular match reports
  • Examples of brilliant reporting
  • Managing your time on match day 
  • Dealing with late changes 
  • Perfecting Live Text
  • Using statistics
  • Mastering sports interviews and press conferences
  • Exercises
  • Handouts

Phil has covered football on regional and national newspapers since the late 80s and has been BBC Sport’s Chief Football Writer since July 2000.

He has covered World Cups for the BBC in Japan and South Korea, Germany and South Africa as well as European Championships in France, Portugal and Poland and Ukraine.

Born in Liverpool, Phil attended De La Salle Grammar School which later had England striker Wayne Rooney as its most famous ex-pupil.

Phil’s main brief is covering the Premier League, England and the Champions League and he can also be heard giving his analysis on BBC Radio 5 live, Radio Four and the World Service.

He has been included in the UK Press Gazette’s list of the top 50 UK sports journalists.

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