FISU Young Reporters Programme 2015

Deadline: 15 October 2014
Open to: 21 – 25 year old students or recent graduates in journalism or communications from around the world
Venue: 3 – 14 July 2015 in Gwangju, Korea


International University Sports Federation (FISU) launched this journalism education programme to provide young (sport) journalists with a unique training experience during FISU’s major multisport event, the Summer Universiade. All Young Reporters will undertake both general and specialized training in various aspects of sports reporting and the coverage of major events such as the Universiade. 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 specialize in areas of media such as print reporting (newspaper, magazine and agency), news and sports photography and Internet/new media. Stories, photographs, audio and video packages will be published within the FISU and Gwangju Universiade Internet sites and will be freely available, without rights, to media organizations worldwide.


Candidates has to be between the ages of 21 – 25 undertaking full or part time studies towards a career in communications, journalism or other areas of news media. Recent university graduates working as interns or in similar training roles in established news organizations may also be considered. They will be outstandingly proficient in writing and presenting news reports in English.


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.


Individuals interested in applying are asked to submit in English:

  • Current and detailed CV with date of birth and photo accompanied by covering letter;
  • Current address, E-mail address and Skype address;
  • Two letters of reference from academic or professional contacts;
  • An A4 page text (300 to 500 words) that could serve as an intro page for a book entitled: ‘Major Sporting Events: Pitfalls for Young Reporters?’.

The deadline for applications is 15 October 2014. All applications should be sent to in pdf format. An intake interview might be conducted via Skype for the final selection round to assess the English proficiency of the candidates.

For further information, please visit the official website.


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