The Day Of Data Journalist: William Turkington
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September 3, 2019

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Curious to know how a sports data journalist works? William Turkington takes you to a basketball coverage.

Working at DoScouting is fun and rewarding, but also requires a lot responsibility and William Turkington knows it well. The American sports data journalist has been trough the training process to be able to cover American football, basketball and volleyball, and he has also plans of
adding ice hockey, baseball and football to his skills soon.

Besides being part of the DoScouting team, William has another part time job. “I usually work a little in the morning so it does not conflict with my schedule of covering games, which are usually in the evening.”
Basketball is William’s favorite sport, he grew up playing it from a very young age. And today you can follow the sports data journalist in one of his basketball coverages! William covered the match between UCLA and Washington State last February 1st.

Watch a full video about how William is preparing and covering matches here.

Have you thought about becoming a sports data journalist?

You are curious about the job, but not exactly sure about the exact responsibilities of a sports data journalist? Read along and you will find out. Working as a sports data journalist is a fun, rewarding, but also an intense and responsible job. Sports data journalists are responsible for transmitting live data via mobile devices to the servers in real-time. It is all about speed and accuracy, and also requires you to fully commit and pay attention to the game at all times. Sports data journalists are responsible for transmitting live data from the sports venue through the special iOS and Android mobile apps or through the laptop interface, depending on the type of coverage. The games sports data journalists usually cover are usually close to where they live or within a radius of about 100 km. Interested? Check available countries to become a sports data journalist and apply.

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