Universitat Internacional de Catalunya

Sports Journalism

Sports Journalism
First semester
Main language of instruction: Catalan

Teaching staff


The course aims to immerse students in the evolution of the growing impact of sports journalism in the current media, focusing on the uniqueness of its specialization through all its genres, in the press, radio, television and Internet.

Pre-course requirements

No prerequisites


  • 01 CG - Capacity for self-evaluation and professional order
  • 02 CG - The ability to learn and act an autonomously and responsibly
  • 03 CG - The ability to work in a group
  • 14 CE - The ability to plan technical and human resources
  • 17 CE - The ability to produce spoken and written texts for journalistic projects
  • 18 CE - Ability to detect newsworthy events
  • 27 CE - The ability to understand and work with different agents of the journalistic profession
  • 29 CE - The ability to understand and apply different journalistic genres and formats
  • 36 CE - Knowledge and mastery of the distinction between opinion and information / colloquial and cultured registers
  • 37 CE - Knowledge and mastery of different techniques to contrast information
  • 43 CE - The ability and capacity to take responsibility for the communication area of an organization
  • 47 CE - The ability and capacity to expertly and strategically manage of corporate communications
  • 53 CE - The ability to know specialized areas of the journalistic profession


1. Functions of sports journalism

2. History of sports journalism in the press
evolution of formats up to the present day. Egm, ojd, comscore
Differences between print and digital press
impact of analytics and seo reports.

3. History of sports journalism in radio and tv.
Evolution of formats up to the present day.

4. Sources in sports journalism

5. The sports lexicon. Specific slang.

6. Organization and hierarchy of sports information.

7. Genres in the written press (1): news and chronicle.
Differences between printed and digital press, etc.
Differences between press writing vs. Radio/tv.

8. Genres in the written press (2): interview, report, profile, etc.

9. Theory and practice of sports broadcasting on radio and tv.

Teaching and learning activities

In person

Coaching. Monitoring how students learn the content of the subject, either individually or in groups. In the coaching sessions, mistakes will be corrected, queries answered, and exercises and activities to achieve the established objectives will be suggested. 0,4
Focused Praxis. Handing in occasional exercises to learn theory through practice. 1,2
Meeting Point. Meetings will be organised with notable people from the professional and scientific fields or the international field, and students. These sessions will take the form of conferences, work sessions, discussions, or interviews, etc. 0.4
Lectures. In lectures, lecturers/professors not only transmit content or knowledge, but also, and above all else, attitudes, motivation, skills and values, etc. They also ensure that participants can express their opinions and arguments to the other students. 1.0

Evaluation systems and criteria

In person

  1. Exam: 50% of the final grade
  2. Report/Profile: 40% of the final grade. With a professional athlete (delivery: December 14th).
  3. Internship: 10% of the final grade

The faculty's regulations on spelling mistakes and plagiarism will be strictly observed.

2nd call:
In case of not passing the course as a whole, it will only be necessary to take the exam and/or report if the student has failed.


Bibliography and resources

Periodismo deportivo. Antonio Alcoba. Síntesis (2005)