Interview: with Martin Hoffmann: “Now I can say being a sport TV reporter is my dreamjob” (Part 2)

“It is hard to describe my typical day, as each day is a little bit different. “ – Martin Hoffmann has found his dreamjob as a sport reporter for Czech TV. In addition to his work as a journalist, he is passioned about sports and being able to travel – no wonder he plays basketball and field hockey in Slavia Praha and has a weakness for exteme sports.

#reporting: What does a typical day look like? What are your tasks for example?

Martin Hoffmann: It is hard to describe my typical day, as each day is a little bit different. Most of the time I prepare the sport TV news. That means I have to come down here [to the sport news department] and speak to the moderator. He will then tell me what to do. For example, today, the sport news was about the latest tennis match. That is why I had to write a story about today’s match at the US Open. I have to write about what happened there and then I have to go to the studio and record it and add pictures to the article. When everything is ready, it will be broadcasted on the sport TV news.

#reporting: Where do you get your information from?

Martin Hoffmann: Mostly, we get our information from news agencies. Of course, nowadays it is very easy to research information. You can look up anything on the internet. But mainly, we use what we get from the agencies.

“Being a journalist, especially a TV reporter, has also always been in my family.” – Martin Hoffmann

#reporting: What was the most extra-ordinary experience in your daily work life?

Martin Hoffmann: Last year, I made a documentary about a paragliding competition across the Alps. So, I spend fourteen days travelling through France and Austria and other countries over there. This has been the biggest challenge for me so far.

#reporting: Fake news is nowadays a big topic. Is there also fake news in sports? How do you recognize them?

Martin Hoffmann:  Fortunately, in sports there isn’t as much fake news as in other parts of the journalism. So it is kind of hard to answer your question. But you always have to check your information from at least two sources to be sure that they are real.

#reporting: Thank you for the interview!

This article is separated in two parts. To read part 1 of the interview, click here.

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