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About Study Course

Department: Department of Communication Studies
Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor: Anda Rožukalne
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Communication Science
Branch of science:Communication Sciences


To familiarise with the nature of sports journalism, to learn the specifics of this type of journalism, to be able to create works in sports journalism for the needs of different media.


Introduction to journalism. News journalism. Methods and genres of journalism.

Learning outcomes


On successful completion of the study course students obtain knowledge about the history and development of sports; about showing of sports on radio, TV, press, websites, and about basic ethical principles of sports journalism.


On successful completion of the study course students are able to provide a comparative evaluation of sports and sports disciplines, able to prepare news, reports, interviews, press releases on radio, TV, press, websites. Able to organise a talk/interview with an athlete, coach, sports functionary. Able to prepare a summary and evaluation of statistical materials.


On successful completion of the study course students are competent in knowing the sports system and the ability to compare it with other countries, as well as the development and place of different sports in the general system. Able to argument and defend own opinion.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2020, Autumn semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Journalism5Bachelor’sLimited choice