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Applications open for FISU Young Reporters Programme at WU 2019

14 May 2018


LAUSANNEAfter the inaugural edition of the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme in 2011 at the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China, and the successful editions during the Summer Universiades in Kazan (RUS/2013), Gwangju (KOR/2015) and Taipei City (TPE/2017), FISU will host its fifth Young Reporters’ Programme for the first time during its premier winter event – the 29th Winter Universiade 2019, which will take place in Krasnoyarsk, Russia from 2-12 March.


A FISU Young Reporter behind the camera during the final press conference of the Taipei 2017 Summer Universiade. Krasnoyarsk 2019 will have the first-ever FISU YRP at the Winter Universiade.


FISU launched this journalism education programme to provide young journalists with a unique and unrivalled training experience during two of FISU’s major multi- sport events, the Summer and Winter Universiades. The Young Reporters’ Programme is targeted at 21 to 25-year-old students or recent graduates from the journalism and communications fields.


FISU will select six candidates; from Africa (1), America (2), Asia (1), Oceania (1) and Europe (1). Successful applicants will be at the heart of the action throughout the Universiade, with full access to the competition venues. This select group of up-and- coming journalists will be joined by 12 of their peers from the host country of Russia.



“The FISU Young Reporters Programme is a unique educational project enabling young journalists from all over the world visit the Winter Universiade 2019 while also enhancing their professional journalism skills,” said Maxim Urazov, Krasnoyarsk 2019 Winter Universiade Director General.


“Young people will see Siberia with their own eyes and tell about it to their friends worldwide,” added Urazov. “The participants will get to study and work together. This programme provides a platform that unites students in friendship which, in its turn, contributes to cultural interaction and dialogue, one of the main targets of the Universiade.”



Detailed info on how to apply can be found in the FISU Young Reporters Programme application document. Deadline for applications is set for 31 July 2018. Successful candidates will be chosen in September 2018.


Course details:


  •  All Young Reporters will undertake both general and specialised training in various aspects of sports reporting and the coverage of major events. The course will look at what makes a good human interest/sport story, how to tell it informatively and entertainingly, when to look for more background detail and why accuracy and fairness still remain the cornerstone of reporting.


  •  According to their specific interests, participants will specialise in different areas of the media, such as news reporting, sports photography and digital/social media journalism.


  • Stories, photographs, audio and video packages will be published on FISU’s digital site and social media and will be available rights-free at no cost to media organisations worldwide. There will also be the opportunity for stories to be used by the participants’ FISU Member Association and media organisations, for publication in their home countries and regions.



For students looking to take their sports journalism game to the next level, check out with document and apply today. While the deadline date of 31 July 2018 might seem a little down the road, for an opportunity like this its better not to leave putting together your best clips and updating your CV for the last minute.


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