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Young Reporters Programme

4th Young Reporters’ Programme in Taiwan

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4th Young Reporters’ Programme

Program Date: 19th-30th August, 2017

Venue: Taipei, Taiwan

After the inaugural edition of the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme in 2011 at the 26th Summer Universiade in Shenzhen, China and suc- cessful editions during the Universiades in Kazan (RUS/2013) and Gwangju (KOR/2015), the International University Sports Federation (FISU) will host its FISU U-Media programme for the fourth time at the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei in 2017.

The International University Sports Federation launched this journa- lism education programme to provide young (sport) journalists with a unique training experience during FISU’s major multi-sport event, the Summer Universiade. All previous editions of the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme were a genuine success.

For the 29th Summer Universiade in Taipei City, Chinese Taipei (19 to 30 August, 2017), FISU once again will invite 12 aspiring young journalists from the five continents to the Games in Taipei alongside the athletes where they will receive specialized media training.

The Young Reporters’ Programme aims to include 21 to 25-year-old stu- dents or recent graduates in journalism/communications from the five con- tinents of Africa (2), America (4), Asia (2), Oceania (2) and Europe (2) right into the middle of the Games for 14 days, with full access to the competition venues and MPC. They will be joined by their peers from Chinese Taipei.

FISU will nominate 12 (6 male & 6 female) Young Reporters on the basis of performance and promise. They could be last-year university students engaged in journalism/communications studies or young graduates ready to embark on a full-time media or communications career.

FISU will cover the cost of travel from the candidate’s home to Taipei and back, while the Taipei OC will provide accommodation and meals.


  • Candidates will be between the ages of 21 and 25 undertaking full or part time studies towards a career in communications, journalism or other areas of news media. Recent university grad-uates working as interns or in similar training roles in established news organizations may also be considered. They will be outstand- ingly proficient in writing and presenting news reports in English.
  • Candidates will be judged on their academic records, the recom- mendations of teaching staff or managers and should, above all, show real potential to succeed at their chosen media career.
  • Evidence of excellence in coursework or in the media workplace must be established and provided with the nomination. Strong references will be required from their university or an employer (internship). Ev-idence of published work will be an advantage.
  • Candidates must be able to travel on the required dates and be available to partake, full time, in the complete programme over the duration of the Universiade.
  • Candidates must be willing to sign an agreement form setting out the con- ditions of their participation in the FISU Young Reporters’ Programme, which will include copyright free usage of their course content.
  • Candidates must have a valid passport for international travel.
  • The final decision on the suitability of nominated candidates remains with FISU.

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Deadline: 31st January, 2017



Type of Opportunity Conferences
Deadline31 January,2017



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