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World Sports Journalist Day

By Nepali Patro (Sudan Bhattarai Upadhyaya) in International Days .
April 15, 2021

Introduction

“World Sports-Journalist Day” is celebrated around the globe every year on the 2nd of July. It is celebrated on the occasion of the establishment of AIPS (International Sports Press Association), also known as AIPS. AIPS is the supreme body of world sports journalists. Nepal also became a member of AIPS in the year 2006. AIPS was founded by sports journalists gathered in one place on the occasion of the 1924 Summer Olympics in Paris, France. World Sports Journalist Day is celebrated every year commemorating that same day in History. World Sports Journalist Day was established in the year 1994 to mark the 70th anniversary of the “International Sports Press Association”.

World Sports Journalist Day is celebrated in honor of all the sports journalists who are working to spread sports programs among sports lovers through pictures and videos. AIPS has been established in Africa, America, Asia, and Europe. Sports journalists affiliated with this organization work to disseminate, publish, promote and broadcast sports news.

Role of Sports Journalists

Sports journalists have an important role to play in bringing sports-related news and sports programs to the audience. The work of sports journalists has been the result of their hard work. They even put their own lives at risk while doing the Live broadcasts of sports with the help of cameras and lenses. We are watching sports news plus sports updates from our home because of their hard work.

Nepal Sports Journalists Forum, an umbrella organization of sports journalists in Nepal, has been celebrating this day every year with sports awards and various other programs. Even though there are no big sports events in Nepal, the presence and role of journalists in important sports is very essential.

This day is celebrated all over the world for the right, safety, and professionalism of sports journalists. The names of the journalists who died while covering sports news are also remembered today.

What is Sports Journalism

Sports Journalism is a specific type of news related to sports. Almost all media groups have a separate department of sports journalism. In today’s age, sports journalism plays a vital role in creating all kinds of opportunities that can be used to promote the game of peace and brotherhood around the world. And, sports also teach us all to be fair and honest in everything we do.

Responsibility of Sports Journalists

It is the responsibility of sports journalism to set a good example of peace and harmony among all countries and nations. A sports journalist plays a vital role in making the world a better place, not just the sports world but the whole world. They can also set an example of peace and ideals all around. In sports journalism, the person must possess the knowledge of the language, expression, and communication, as well as the manner plus rules and regulations of the game.

Not only sports journalists but all journalists and those involved in every profession also need to update themselves according to the demands of the present time. Then only, sports and sports journalism will develop and possibilities shall flourish in it. Those involved in sports journalism also need to think about how to use new technology in sports journalism.

Sports and sports journalism are complementary to each other. If there is no sports, sports journalism may also not be needed. Therefore, the importance and relationship between sports and sports journalism can be seen a lot nowadays. In the field of journalism, sports journalism has a special significance. Special commentary and news related to sports are the subjects of sports journalism.

Roles of Sports Journalists

Sports journalists have an important role to play in providing information related to sports at various levels such as national, international, district, and state levels. With the presence of sports journalists in all fields including newspapers, radio, and television, along with other digital media, we can read, listen and even watch all the news related to sports. In this way, World Sports Journalism Day is celebrated by discussing and interacting about the role of all sports journalists in covering different types and levels of sports.

No one can deny that sports journalism is an important profession. It is the job of a sports journalist to make special comments and detailed news related to sports and to provide all the information related to it. Sports journalism is the foundation of sound and investigative journalism. The essence of sports journalism cannot be established without full knowledge of the terminology and rules of the game.

Proper knowledge of the language is also important in this profession while having the courage to reveal and show the truth can also be seen as an important part of this profession. Progress in this profession can be achieved by being able to write, speak and present at a fast pace.

Ending

As every profession is important, sports journalism is becoming more and more important. Understanding the interests of sports fans and using the right words and language to inform sports fans about it, is an important job of a sports journalist.

Due to the lack of large-scale sports activities in Nepal, sports journalism also has not been able to move forward as expected. However, it is the responsibility of sports enthusiasts and even sports journalists to move forward by always realizing the possibility of a better future.


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