2nd IOC Young Reporters Programme
Get your pens, cameras and microphones at the ready! The second cycle of
the International Olympic Committee’s Young Reporter Programme has now
The sports journalism training initiative will bring together 30 young
reporters, aged from 18 to 24, from the five continents, Africa, Americas,
Asia, Oceania and Europe, and run during the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic
Games next August:
The group will also include young news-crafters from China (the host
nation for the 2014 YOG), Norway (the host nation for the Lillehammer 2016
YOG) and the Argentina (the host nation for the 2018 YOG).
Once at the Games, they will live in the Youth Olympic Village with over
3,600 athletes and receive intensive class and field training from some of
the top names in the business in print, photographic, television, radio
and new media.
Interested? If you are a university student studying journalism or perhaps
already a young professional working in media, the first step is to get in
touch with your National Olympic Committee who will nominate Young
Reporters on the basis of performance and promise. The Continental
Association will then select two male and two female journalists to
represent the continent.
So if becoming a Young Reporter sounds good, then get in touch with your
NOC (http://www.olympic.org/national-olympic-committees) and we could see
you at the second Summer Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China, next year.