FISU launches call for Young Reporters Programme at WU2019

FISU launches call for Young Reporters Programme at WU2019

International Universities Sports Federation (FISU) opened a call for the fifth edition of FISU Young Reporters programme, which allows young reporters from all over the world to attend the Winter Universiade 2019 in Krasnoyarsk, Russia.

Six young reporters from five continents - Europe (1), Africa (1), America (2), Asia (1) and Oceania (1) will have the opportunity to go to the biggest university multi-sport event and to specialise in different areas of the media, such as news reporting, sports photography and digital/social media journalism.

First FISU YRP initiative - Shenzhen 2011

Presenting FISU Young Reporters Programme (YRP) at the recent AIPS Congress, FISU YRP alumni Ms Sonja Nikcevic explained the importance that this programme has on development of young reporters: “To work a major sports event, you almost always have to have the experience of already working the event. If young journalists can’t get this experience without already having it, how are we supposed to develop the next generation of sports journalists? The Young Reporters Programme allows young journalists to get out of this vicious cycle.”

Graduates of the 2017 FISU Young Reporters Programme in Taipei

In the previous four editions of FISU YRP, the participants from Europe were Nicole Torregrossa (GER), Sonja Nikcevic (SRB), Lien Cypers (BEL), Javier Morales Bolivar (ESP), Lucie Hrdlickova (CZE), Otto Oliver Olgo (EST), Max Länge (GER), Karl Sundström (SWE) and Leticia Dawidowicz (BEL).

Read more information about the programme and how to apply, please refer to the brochure, or visit www.fisu.net. Deadline for application is 31st of July.