10 Apr 2024

Introducing the Sport Category | 30 to Watch: Journalism Awards, 2024

For 2024 we have launched a 'Sport' category to shine a spotlight on the unique storytelling and great talent within sport journalism. James Rollinson, Director, Earned Media, shares insights into the inspiration behind this.

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This year we are excited to announce a new category for our 30 to Watch: Journalism Awards, Sport. The UK has a rich history in sports journalism, producing some of the greatest sports writers and producers of our time, with 2024 being set to be a momentous year in the world of sport. Team GB is heading to the Paris Olympics and Paralympics while the England and Scotland men’s football teams compete at Euro 2024.

The business of sport is also becoming more and more prominent as we see and read hard-hitting reports and investigations from across our sports desks. The category is open to journalists working across all disciplines from match reports and analysis to interviews and features looking at the major trends influencing the sporting world. We are delighted to welcome The Athletics Adam Crafton, recently crowned Sports Journalist of the Year at the Sports Journalism Awards, to our judging panel to help pick our winners in the category.

He joins a panel which includes more than 20 of the UK’s most influential journalists. Including former head of Sky News, John Ryley, BBC Breakfast Editor Richard Frediani and Guardian Global Healthcare Correspondent Kat Lay.

Our 30 to Watch: Journalism Awards are now in their 13th year and are the longest running awards of their type in the UK. In that time we have celebrated more than 300 of the UK’s best and brightest young journalists. The awards always have been and always will be free to enter, and the deadline for this year is Friday 19th of April.

Hear James Rollinson discuss the new Sport category below

For more information and to enter the awards, please visit: https://www.mhpgroup.com/30-to-watch/journalism-2024/ 

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