RECORDED WEBINAR - Friday, February 9th, 2024. 9am PT / 12:00 PM ET

The Institute for Independent Journalists Presents

Sports and Fitness Journalism

This webinar is free to all compliments of the IIJ Foundation.

Learn about reporting on sports and fitness, pitching effectively, and succeeding in a white, male-dominated field.
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Key Takeaways

  • What top sports and fitness editors are looking for in a pitch.
  • How to stand out from other freelancers.
  • How marginalized journalists can break into sports freelancing.

About this webinar

  • Friday, February 9th, 2024.
  • 9am PT / 12pm ET 
  • 75 minutes
  • This webinar is free to all compliments of the IIJ Foundation.
  • This webinar is recorded and made available after the recording. 
Join our webinar on Sports and Fitness Journalism designed for freelance journalists. Learn about covering sports from a freelance perspective, honing reporting skills to land stories, pitching effectively, and succeeding in a white male-dominated field.
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Who is this webinar for? 

  • Aimed at working journalists who have freelanced at least a little, or are already full-time freelancers interested in sports journalism.
Moderator

Christine Yu

Christine Yu is an award-winning journalist whose work focuses on the intersection of sports science and women athletes. Her writing has appeared in Outside, The Washington Post, Time, Runner’s World, and other publications. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Speaker

Monique LeBrun

Associate Health and Fitness Editor, Runner’s World & Bicycling
Partner 

Institute for Independent Journalists 

The Institute for Independent Journalists is an education, professional development, and mutual support organization for independent journalists, focusing on Black, Indigenous and people of color. Our mission is financial and emotional sustainability for independent journalists of color, through community learning, innovation and advocacy.