The Sport Report

The Sport Report is a satirical sports news website developed by JDG Media.  The purpose of the site is to deliver sports news in the form of blogging and video, from a light-hearted angle.

I produce most of the content for the site and am responsible for its general upkeep.  Through trial and error, I’ve grasped the basics of running a multimedia website through working on the back end of The Sport Report.

It’s a really fun website to work with as I have a lot of freedom in what I can write.  Plus it requires updates every week, so it keeps me on my toes.  Sometimes the writing is a little close to the bone but I can assure you no sportspeople were harmed during the making of the site!

Though all of my articles will be documented here, if you would like to see the posts in their full ‘glory’ then check them out directly at The Sport Report, where almost all pieces will be accompanied with images and/or videos.

Love Rugby League

Love Rugby League, formerly known as Last Tackle, is a dedicated rugby league news, information and stats website, providing rugby league fans with the best coverage of the sport.

The site is run by JDG Media and with the rebranding in 2010, I was asked to produce a lot of content for the site.  This included comprehensive, up to date, player biographies and club histories.  All content had to be chronological, so future updates could be added at the bottom easily.  Compiling all the information in this way was a real test of my editing skills.

I knew nothing of rugby league before I took on the task either so inevitably, loads of research was needed.  In the end, the work I produced more than matched the criteria set out by JDG Media and gave me the self-belief that I can write accurately on any subject, no matter how alien it is to me in the beginning.

Mersey Tigers

Mersey Tigers are the number one professional basketball team in Britain at the moment.  I began working with them through JDG Media in November 2010 and have since progressed rapidly as a sports journalist.

I produce content for their official website, their match day programmes and the local newspapers.  Working with one of JDG Media’s top clients requires me to write to a consistently high standard, with the best interests of the client always in mind.

Rubbing shoulders with the likes of Sky Sports and Granada Reports, at venues like the O2 Arena, is a major perk of the job and I’ve been lucky enough to press alongside some of the country’s top journos as a result.

The opportunity to interview pro athletes from the British Basketball League has been a major bonus for me too.  Transcribing these interviews quickly is essential when writing match reports and choosing which quotes to actually use in the report, is often a delicate task.

When covering the game, I’m also responsible for regularly updating the Facebook and Twitter pages for the Tigers.

Overall, the experience I’ve gained from working with such an organisation has dramatically enhanced my abilities as a reporter.