The Guardian


How to Become a Sporting Journalist

BJ Evans was a pioneer of early football reporting, and his 1946 book How to Become a Sporting Journalist reveals some of his methods, which required a bicycle and two carrier pigeons in a basket. His story also involves binoculars, a charabanc, turnips, the Blitz, and the medicinal properties of hot Oxo.

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Posted 12 February 2015

Tour de force

As football clubs head off on their pre-season tours, this article tells the story of Newcastle United’s epic 1949 tour of the US and Canada. It was remarkable for several reasons, most notably because Jackie Milburn scored 31 goals in 31 days, and Newcastle chalked up the biggest win in the club’s history.

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Posted 10 July 2013

Your next box set: John from Cincinnati

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Posted 28 September 2012

Your next box set: Boomtown

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Posted 15 February 2012

Rebranding of St James’ Park

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Posted 11 November 2011

How to turn iPhone app ideas into cash

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Posted 28 May 2009

The ebook format war

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Posted 23 April 2009

Online music and the Beatles Gap

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Posted 16 April 2009

The death of the download

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Posted 22 January 2009

Rocket man’s flight of fancy

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Posted 30 October 2008

How to be a website flipper

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Posted 11 September 2008