08.27.06

A great blog for sports journalists

Posted in 2008 Olympics, Track and Field/Athletics at 10:18 am by Nicole

I just came upon a blog based in the UK for the Sports Journalists’ Association. It’s great and informative – an excellent resource. They’ve just posted a detailed account of one British journalist’s experience working at the World Junior Track and Field Championships in Beijing earlier this month. It’s very informative – especially regarding all of the snafus that many British journalists were reportedly subjected to in getting visas to cover the event. I’ve heard that 2008 Olympic credentials will serve as visas for all foreign journalists so these sorts of things shouldn’t happen two years from now…but when senior IAAF officials can’t get to their own world championship event, as almost happened with one of the heads of the IAAF media department, you know things need to change a bit.

The home page for the Sports Journalists’ Association of Great Britain can be found here.

Britain’s 20% accreditation boost for Beijing (and the world juniors snafus) (Sports Journalists’ Association, UK)

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