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Seminar series kicks off the New Year with sports journalism

19 January 10

The University of Bradford will host a seminar on the links between media, journalism and sport at the National Media Museum on Tuesday, 26 January, 2010.

'Outside the box - life on the sidelines of sports journalism' will be hosted by journalist and author Harry Pearson and is part of the University's School of Computing Informatics and Media's seminar series entitled 'Timecode'.

Harry will discuss the world of journalism and writing within sport and also about his book on northern cricket.  As a youngster growing up in Middlesbrough, an early attempt to become a journalist foundered because his spelling wasn't good enough.   After many years working in various jobs, his life was altered forever by reading an article about footballer Alan Foggan in the football magazine 'When Saturday Comes'. Since then he has written six books, including 'The Far Corner' and contributed to a dozen more. He has written for 'When Saturday Comes' for twenty years and is a weekly columnist for the Guardian.

Speaking about the event, lecturer at the University, Mark Goodall said: "Despite the fact that sport is one of the most popular and profitable aspects of modern entertainment, the study of media communications rarely touches in its power and influence.

"Harry is a very entertaining speaker and here at the University we are looking forward to his seminar.  His forthcoming book is about cricket in the north of England and so we hope that he will be made welcome in Bradford."
The event will take place at the National Media Museum, Bradford, BD1 1NQ at 6pm. For more information contact Mark Goodall 01274 236071 or

The Timecode seminar series is a regular series of talks about media and communication.  For more information about further seminars visit

19 January 10

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Out of office hours call 07879 437996. Alternatively, e-mail or fax on (01274) 236280.