Neil Farrington


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Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism

An expert practitioner in sports journalism, I regularly produce freelance sports content for multimedia titles and refresh my industry knowledge.

A firm grasp of sports reporting techniques and ethical issues allows me to successfully teach students - both undergraduate and postgraduate - in preparation for the NCTJ Sports Journalism exam.

Extensive contacts within sport and the sports media allow me to attract numerous guest speakers - ranging from professional sportspeople to current, high-profile sports journalists - to the University.

Teaching and supervision

I am a Senior Lecturer in Sports Journalism, leading the delivery of the programme across all undergraduate levels and also leading a module within the MA Sports Journalism offer.

Research

I am co-author of two books focusing on the socio-cultural landscape of the sports media, with particular reference to sports journalism's reporting of issues of race and religion, and sport-informed racism on social media.
I am author of a chapter in the upcoming Routledge title "The Sports Journalism Handbook".