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Guest editor Richard Lenton picks his favourite Sports Gazette story of the day

Before Richard Lenton started teaching on the International Sports Journalism course at St Mary’s University, he worked in Singapore and presented live football on Eleven Sports Network.

Today, the award-winning sports journalist was the guest editor at Sports Gazette, taking charge of the weekly editorial meeting and giving feedback on story pitches. We sat down with him for a chat on campus to discuss his career, favourite story idea of the day, and England’s chances in the World Cup.

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Iman Alaouie
Iman is currently studying for her MA in Sports Journalism and NCTJ diploma at St Mary’s University, London. She spent a year abroad in Paris studying Photojournalism and English, and has a BA in English from the University of Copenhagen. She is multilingual and speaks Arabic, Danish, English and French. Iman was once featured on popular Danish TV Channel 6 in their national search for a ‘football expert’. Making it to the top 3, she shadowed famous pundits and was tasked with live half-time and full-time analyses of the Premier League game between Chelsea and Fulham. This extraordinary experience only cemented her decision to become a sports journalist. She has recently undergone a two-week work placement at Sky Sports News, and has since been offered freelance. She is an avid Arsenal fan and enjoys attending games and live-tweeting during matches.
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