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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 in sport and 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 course across all undergraduate levels and also leading a module on MA Journalism / Journalism (Sports).


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 the author of a chapter in the upcoming Routledge title "The Sports Journalism Handbook".


Number of items: 5.


Price, John, Farrington, Neil and Hall, Lee (2013) Changing the Game? The Impacts of Twitter on relationships between football clubs, supporters and the sports media. Soccer and Society, 14 (4). pp. 446-461. ISSN 1466-0970

Price, John, Farrington, Neil and Hall, Lee (2012) Tweeting with the enemy? The impacts of new social media on sports journalism and the education of sports journalism students. Journalism Education, 1 (1). pp. 9-20.

Book Section

Price, John, Hall, Lee and Farrington, Neil (2013) Twitter, Disintermediation and the Changing Role of the Sports Journalist. In: Br(e)aking The News: Journalism, Politics and New Media. Peter Lang, p. 165. ISBN 978-3-0343-0904-2


Farrington, Neil, Hall, Lee, Kilvington, Daniel, Price, John and Saeed, Amir (2015) Sport, Racism and Social Media. Routledge, London. ISBN 9781138695382

Price, John, Farrington, Neil, Kilvington, Daniel and Saeed, Amir (2012) Race, Racism and Sports Journalism: Black, White and Read All Over. Routledge. ISBN 978-0-415-67639-7

This list was generated on Fri Jun 21 17:13:30 2024 BST.

Last updated 28 February 2024