How to become a sports journalist and cover your favourite IPL teams

If you’re looking to combine a passion for sports with a flair for writing, this might be the career for you

Pursue a relevant bachelor’s degree

Get a BA in journalism or mass communication from a reputed college

The top Indian universities offering this course are

- Indian Institute of Mass Communication, New Delhi - Xavier’s Institute of Communication, Mumbai

Some foreign universities offering this course

- University of Southern California - The London School of Economics and Political Science

Look for internships

Work experience is the best way to get to know the field and create your network

Keep writing!

Write a sports blog or create your own website if you can’t find a position with a newspaper

Build a portfolio

Having a collection of articles you’re proud of is important if you want to impress recruiters

Choose a specialisation

Pursuing one path, for eg. television anchor or print columnist, will make things simpler


Though it varies based on the role, the average salary for a sports journalist is Rs. 2 lakhs per annum- Rs. 5 lakhs per annum

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