FISU launches the third “Young Reporters’ Programme

July 8, 2014  |  News, World University Games 2015  |  Share

After the inaugural edition of the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme in 2011 at the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China and a successful 2nd edition at the 27th Summer Universiade in Kazan, Russia, the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will host its FISU U-Media programme for the 3rd time at the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea.

The International University Sports Federation launched this journalism education programme to provide young (sport) journalists with a unique training experience during FISU’s major multi-sport event, the Summer Universiade. Both previous editions of the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme were a genuine success.

For the 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju, Korea (July 3rd to 14th, 2015), FISU once again will invite 12 aspiring young journalists from the five continents to the Games in Gwangju alongside the athletes where they will receive specialized media training.

The Young Reporters’ Programme aims to include 21 to 25-year-old students or recent graduates in journalism/communications from the five continents of Africa (2), America (4), Asia (2), Oceania (2) and Europe (2) right into the middle of the Games for 14 days, with full access to the competition venues and MPC. They will be joined by their peers from Korea. FISU will nominate 12 (6 male & 6 female) Young Reporters on the basis of performance and promise.

They could be university students engaged in journalism/communications studies or young graduates ready to embark on a full-time media career. FISU will cover the cost of travel from the candidate’s home to Gwangju and back, while the Gwangju OC will provide accommodation and meals.

More information on the programme and how to apply can be found here

Closing date for applications is 15th October 2014

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