Sports publishing online platform TEAMtalk Media has launched a Sports Journalism Academy in collaboration with the Western Cape Government that will see the company train interns interested in sports and digital media in capturing data and using it across platforms to enhance content.
Based at the Ole! Media Group’s Cape Town head office, the interns will be required to undergo a six-month programme after which there could be permanent positions at the digital media organisation.
“While the world of sport is in itself of growing interest to our audiences around the world, it is the data and statistics that support the disciplines that are garnering their own loyal following,” said Ole! Media Group marketing director Deseré Orrill.
“Online content changes quickly and consumers relish being kept up to date with what is happening in their favorite sports. The high demand for apps that focus on this is evidence of the trend.”
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