2014 Youth Olympic Games - IOC Young Reporter Program
The International Olympic Committee’s Young Reporter Program for the Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games is a sports journalism training program that will run from Aug. 13-28, 2014, in conjunction with the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in Nanjing, China.
As the National Olympic Committee for the United States, the United States Olympic Committee will select two candidates to present to the Pan American Sports Organization. All interested candidates must complete the online registration process by midnight (MST) on Sept. 30, 2013. The two successful U.S. candidates will be notified via email by Oct. 21, 2013, and the USOC will submit these nominees – including their résumés, appropriate work samples and letters of recommendation – to PASO by Nov. 1, 2013.
PASO will then select four nominees, two male and two female, to represent the Americas at the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games, with a limit of one young reporter per NOC. From there, the IOC will conduct online interviews with all candidates and notify all successful young reporters by Dec. 16, 2013.
All young reporters will be accredited as “E” media and will stay together in the Youth Olympic Village with the competing athletes. The IOC will cover the cost of airfare, accommodation, meals and full tuition in the program.
Participants are required to be between 18-24 years of age (as of Aug. 28, 2014) and either university students engaged in journalism studies or young professionals already working fulltime in the news media.
For more information on the selection process and timeline, click here
. For specific questions about the U.S. nomination process, email firstname.lastname@example.org
Before beginning the registration process, please have the following information available: passport expiration date, résumé, relevant work samples (up to three) and a letter of recommendation.