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Get Involved in Sports Journalism with HSE Extreme Sports Club

Leading sports journalists, photographers and managers will take part in a series of workshops and master classes around sports journalism. The series, sponsored by the HSE Extreme Sports Club and starting in January 2018, will be open to the public.

The Extreme Sports Club, an HSE student association, has been organizing trips, expeditions and sporting competitions for over 17 years. For the first time, the club is launching a completely different type of activity, giving you and members of the general public the opportunity to get involved in sports journalism and communications around high performance sports.

The development of sports journalism and broadcasting techniques works to promote sport across the board. One of the project’s aims is to cover Russian and international events in extreme and non-Olympic sports, many of which are little-known to the general public.

‘This project is a great opportunity for our sport-loving students at HSE’, says Harry Rutberg, one of the Extreme Sports Club leaders. ‘Not only will they learn about sports communications, they will also professionals in the industry  from whom they can learn about working in media and with media. They will study real cases. It is bound to help them establish their career path. Our club is also keen to cooperate with the academic community, especially seeing as HSE is now offering sports-related educational programmes’.

Leading sportscasters, journalists, and photo reporters will participate in the master classes and workshops which will examine issues at the intersection of journalism and sports management, including the role of media in sporting event sponsorship, the mechanisms of media and competition funding, and the legal aspects and systems of payment of sports broadcasting rights. Students will even get to try their hand at sports events coverage, including video coverage. Speakers include renowned journalist and documentary-maker, Igor Voevodin, extreme sports photographer and leader of professional teams in snowboarding, surfing, and motorcycle sports, Kirill Umrikhin, as well as journalists from R-Sport agency and TV channel, Match.

Like many other HSE Extreme Sports Club initiatives, this project is open not only to HSE students and staff, but also to interested members of the general public. Registration is available here. You can also contact Nikita Badanov at ndbadanov@edu.hse.ru for more information about the sessions. 

The first meeting is scheduled for January 18. 

Information on the other club events is available on its VK page (in Russian) and on the website.

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