Job search
Job Search
Latest news
More news: (showing 1 - 20 of 12867)           
UK only International

EFDS creates disability sport guide for journalists

By Matthew Campelli    31 Aug 2016
Horne said that positive news would encourage disabled people to get involved in sport

The English Federation of Disability Sport (EFDS) is publishing a guide for journalists and providers of sport news to improve their output when covering disability sport.

Within the body’s Media Research Report – which benchmarked the media’s current portrayal of disabled people in sport – were a number of key messages for reporters based on survey responses of disabled and non-disabled participants.

Recommendations include: a focus on achievement rather that disability; avoiding overly used terms such as “inspirational”; explaining classification systems; and the use of high quality images.

The guide also gives tips on tailoring content, story type, style and placement, language and media formats.

The report, which was put together by ComRes, found that while there had been an improvement in media coverage since the London 2012 Paralympics, there needs to be a “long-term effort” to improve media coverage between Paralympic years.

Sport England, the Sports Journalists’ Association (SJA) and the British Paralympic Association (BPA) are supporting the guide.

“The news we consume can affect everyone’s perceptions of themselves as people and, for the talented few in sport, as athletes,” said EFDS chief executive Barry Horne. “This means that it is particularly important that coverage is positive if it is going to encourage disabled people to access opportunities and take part.

“That is why we all have an obligation to improve our reporting and articles about disabled people in sport.”

EFDS  disability sport  equality  Paralympics 
Sign up for FREE ezines & magazines
Related news
Sports jobs
Everyone Active
featured job

Swimming Teachers

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive hourly rate
Job location: Nationwide

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Nuneaton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Alton, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: West Lindsey, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Watford, United Kingdom

Duty Manager

Lex Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Sidcup, UK

Regional Account Manager to the South

Legend Club Management Systems
Salary: Commensurate with Experience
Location: York, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Middlesbrough, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: St Albans, United Kingdom
recruiting with sports management

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Fleet, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Washington, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Rossmore, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Plymouth, United Kingdom

Compliance Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bristol, UK

Recreation Assistant (Lifeguard)

GLL
Salary: Up to £22,008 pa
Location: Shadwell, London, UK

Sales Manager

Lex Leisure
Salary: £25,000 per annum plus OTE
Location: Bexleyheath, UK
recruiting with sports management

Duty Manager

GLL
Salary: Up to £25,655 pa
Location: Wimbledon, London, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bishop's Stortford, United Kingdom

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Leicester, United Kingdom

Duty Manager

GLL
Salary: Up To £25,655 Per Annum
Location: London, UK

Duty Manager

GLL
Salary: Up To £25,655 PA
Location: Croydon, UK

Regional Sales Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £30,000 and OTE
Location: Bristol, UK

Regional Sales Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £30,000 and OTE
Location: Exeter, UK
training with sports management

Regional Sales Manager

Parkwood Leisure
Salary: £30,000 and OTE
Location: Cardiff, UK

Health and Fitness Supervisor

GLL
Salary: Up To £22,124
Location: London, UK

Customer Services Advisor

Circadian Leisure Trust
Salary: £8.21 - £8.70 per hour
Location: Yate, Bristol, UK

Duty Manager

Lex Leisure
Salary: Competitive
Location: Barnstaple, UK

Team Leader

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: North Wembley, Wembley, UK

Gymnastics Coach

Everyone Active
Salary: Competitive
Location: Bordon, United Kingdom

Duty Manager

GLL
Salary: Up to £25,655 per annum
Location: Chingford, London, UK
lifeguard jobs  personal trainer jobs  Swimming Teacher jobs  recreation assistant jobs  Gymnastics Coach jobs  apprenticeships jobs  duty manager jobs  Swimming instructor jobs  Regional Sales Manager jobs  Swim Teacher jobs  assistant manager jobs  Team Leader jobs  Catering Supervisor jobs  Customer Services Advisor jobs  Centre Manager jobs 
More jobs

Video Gallery

TVS Sports Surfaces
Established in 2009 as a specialist supplier of noise and vibration solutions, The TVS Group has successfully evolved into four key strategic divisions; TVS Sports Surfaces, TVS Gym Flooring, TVS Play Surfaces and TVS Acoustics.
Visit website
More videos

Company profile

Company profile: EZ-Runner Systems Ltd
With over 600 clients worldwide in Spa, Golf, Health Club, Hotel and Kids Play Leisure, we have a proven track record endorsed by a diverse range of industry leaders.
View full profile >
More company profiles

Property & Tenders

Location:
Company: Will to Win
Location:
Company: Savills
More properties & tenders

Diary dates

26-27 Jun 2019
Villa Park, Birmingham, United Kingdom
06-07 Jul 2019
Monte-Carlo, Monaco
23-25 Jul 2019
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, Melbourne, Australia
05-06 Sep 2019
TagusPark, Oeiras, Portugal
More diary dates