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John May

Senior Lecturer

Department of Film and Media

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A senior lecturer in BA (Hons) Sports Journalism, John joined Solent University to lead the newly established sport journalism degree in September 2007 after a career of more than 25 years in sports journalism.

During that time he worked for provincial newspapers and freelanced for national newspapers, before joining BBC Sport in 2000. John also worked for the BBC Sport website and in production for Radio Five and television, including Match of the Day.

Over his career he has attended and covered three Olympic Games, football and cricket World Cups, football European Championships, major athletic championships, Premier League football and other major events.

Further information

  • Senior Lecturer (and former course leader), Sports Journalism, Solent University: 2007-present
    Specialist in: Writing Skills, Media Law and Ethics
  • Online and Broadcast Journalist, BBC Sport Online, London: 1997-2007
  • News and Sport Journalist, Southern Daily Echo, Southampton: 1988-1997
  • News and Sport Journalist, Hastings Observer, Hastings, E Sussex: 1985-1988

Taught courses

BA (Hons) Sports Journalism

Turn your love of sports into a writing career. Join the longest running BJTC-accredited sports journalism degree in the UK, where graduates go into jobs with the biggest names in the industry.