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Sports reporting chance for youth

Monday July 15, 2013 Written by Published in Other Sports

Aspiring sports reporters have the opportunity to learn the craft thanks the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

The IOC has announced a second cycle of the young reporters programme being held during the August Nanjing 2014 Olympic Games.

This programme will give budding reporters representing the five continents, a chance to study under the tutelage of some of the finest, seasoned Olympic media professionals.

The young reporters, aged between 18 and 24, will be nominated on the basis of performance and potential and there will be 30 reporters (15 male and 15 female) in total representing Africa, America, Asia, Oceania and Europe.

The budding journalists will be nominated by the National Olympic committee (NOC) which will also be responsible for covering the costs of airfares, accommodation, meals and full tuition.

The classes offered to the reporters will be intensive and cover all platforms of social media. Field training will also be provided in written, photographic, television and new media reporting.

The success of the first young reporters cycle has many layers, including – a Youth Olympic Games covered by youth for youth, training in the foundations of Olympic movement and the relevance of the Olympic ideals.

This experience will lead to young reporters confirming employment in the media and selection of a number of them to cover the Rio Olympic Games.

This second IOC Young Reporters Programme is a unique initiative aligned to the Youth Olympic Games’ cultural and training themes and will be managed by the IOC along with the support of Nanjing Youth.

Interested candidates can contact the team at the Cook Islands Sports and National Olympic Committee on 24095.

The deadline for the NOC’s to submit their applications are November 1, 2013.

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