Sports analysts, sports reporting professionals or newsroom workers in radio or TV broadcast stations or any other outlets providing sports coverage are being rated on a scale of A to F for their performances and contributions in the sports broadcasting industry. This is to enable the audience to determine which sports personalities are best for their preferences. Most sports aficionados spend most of their time on some particular sports and follow them closely like a fanatic. They won’t watch a game being played in a different country if it doesn’t interest them. Similarly, a sports writer who writes about a particular sport but covers a wide range of sports may not be considered as an expert by the readership of that article. He may have covered a wide variety of sports but the reader might not find his point of view interesting because the reader does not follow the sport closely.
If you want to do sports analysis or sports reporting, you should first decide on your specializations and then study the sports thoroughly before deciding to join the team. There are many sports journalism educational institutions that offer degrees and certificate programs on sports reporting and sports analysis. You can also get training by working part-time in a sports organization as a news writer or by joining a small sports bureau. These days, a lot of people choose to get a degree in sports reporting and sports analysis and then become part of the newsroom staff in a radio or TV station. You can work as a news reporter for a newspaper as well as on air in a broadcasting station. You can become a sports writer by starting a blog on your website or in an online sports portal and then writing about sports related topics.
However, you must remember that you need to have excellent command over English and you need to have a good command over the use of computers. Many sports reporting professionals have started their own websites where they can showcase their skills and news coverage of sports. You can also become a freelance sports writer and start a career in sports broadcasting. The main advantage of this career is that you can be your own boss and you can earn very well.