My aim for this investigation was to uncover further information into sports broadcast journalism for example what it is like to be a sports broadcast journalist, The types of things that go into being a sports broadcast journalist. I researched what a broadcast sports journalist does. I found out what kind of research a sports journalist does and how a sports broadcast journalist would conduct their research. I also found out how they present in front of a camera, how they write a script, What they do when things go wrong, I found out the difference between being a radio sports journalist and a TV sports journalist. I will also find out what technology a sports journalist would, I also found out how video sports journalism is put together. Another thing I investigated is how a broadcast sports journalist would use social media to further their audience. I also investigated how a broadcast sports journalist would go about contacting people such as: interviewees, guests for shows and broadcasters. In order to acquire this information I used numerous sources, including primary and secondary sources. I chose this area of study as I am very interested in broadcast sports journalism and would like to become a sports commentator. Also, This would help with my FMP as for my FMP I have chosen this as my subject area.
Football commentary needs to be simultaneously formal yet informal in order to keep the audience interested as the language is easy to understand and the viewers/ listeners are attentive to the information relayed. This helps engage the audience as they watch on TV, the atmosphere of the stadium is lost and this helps bring some of it into your homes to help audiences grasp the importance of games whilst describing the action. For example, Jonathon Pierce from Match of the Day on BBC 1 (1/12/18) in his commentaries, gets very excited when a team scores or is close to scoring to add drama to the matchbox racing his tone of voice and using powerful language to make clear the importance of the chance/goal.
The second point picked out was that a journalist must be trained in all media to pick out bits of floating information that maybe useful to them. A journalist must also prepare weeks in advance for a fixture they are commentating on in order to have the maximum amount of information as possible and be as prepared as possible even if not all the information they acquire is used.