Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Chance of a lifetime for aspiring sports journalists

David Lee October 29, 2014

ASPIRING sports journalists are being called upon to enter the next round of the AFL Youth Central Rookie Reporter internship program, where two young people will go on to work with senior AFL reporters and editors to cover various aspects of the game for the AFL website, AFL App and AFL Record.
Established in 2012, the Youth Central AFL Rookie Reporter Program gives aspiring journalists an opportunity to learn from some of the best sports reporters and editors in the country.
To be successful, applicants will be required to submit a 400 word news piece based on a recorded interview.
Minister for Youth Affairs, Ryan Smith said, “The program has given rookies a fantastic opportunity to find out first-hand how the fast-paced sport media industry works.
“As well as learning how a high-profile digital media outlet runs, rookie reporters will build up a solid portfolio of work that will help put them on the path to a career in journalism.”
For a chance to be one of the 2015 Rookie Reporters, applicants need to complete the online application form before November 16 at www.surveygizmo.com/s3/1413655/AFL-Youth-Central-Rookie-Reporter-program-Application-Form
For further information on the program, visit www.youthcentral.vic.gov.au/government-info-assistance/youth-programs/join-the-afl-rookie-reporter-program