An overview to Sports Journalism in India

Sports Journalism in IndiaWith various sports events across the world, there is continuous rise in the requirement of Sport Journalists. To become a successful sports journalist one needs to have the acumen of Reporting, Editing and working under pressure. In addition to the norms of basic journalism, one needs to be extremely passionate about sports to succeed in the field of sports journalism. Sport journalism is a highly specialized field which requires special type of training. India being a cricket crazy nation, there are many successful popular faces whom we can associate with the field of Cricket. Harsha Bhogle to Boria Majumdar all have become famous being associated with the game of cricket.
At the same time, there are requirements of sports reporter for other sporting events. We find most of the English dailies in India devote four pages only on sports. Sports pages are most popular amongst students, youth and in turn popular amongst advertisers.
Though the field of sports journalism is dominated with male journalists still there are few women from India who have made their mark in the field of sports journalism. Mayanti Langer is an Indian sports journalist with ESPN. She has hosted many tournaments which includes 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup. Kadambari Murali is another successful women sports journalist from India. She became a full-time sports journalist with the Asian Age (mid-1998-1999) and then moved to Indian Express and subsequently took care of Sports desk of Hindustan Times. Mallika Bajaj is another name in the list of successful women journalist who has worked with BBC, ABC Australia, Hindustan Times, MINT, NewsX, etc.
With the glamour and money associated with sports events, there are more and more people who are inclined towards professional training to become a  sports reporter or a sports anchor. Passion, discipline and respect for deadline are the key requirements for one to become a sports journalist.


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