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Are you a young reporter under 30? Here’s what you need to know about the AIPS Sport Media Awards


LAUSANNE, August 19, 2020 - The AIPS Sport Media Awards 2020 are open to submissions. Professional journalists from all over the world can participate in the nine categories, while the young reporters competing in their dedicated category will have the chance to win a scholarship to cover a top sports event.

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Christine Brennan: “Sports journalists play a unique role in covering this huge story“


From AIPS Media

LAUSANNE, July 9, 2020 - A handful of questions that only time could answer, has been at the heart of Christine Brennan's speech on the World Sports Journalists Day. The US columnist whose lucid analysis have appeared on USA Today, CNN, ABC News, took the virtual stage at the 1st AIPS World e-Conference on July 2, together with Editors-in-Chief from all over the world.

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AIPS launches new digital seminar to address gender inequality


LAUSANNE, July 8, 2020 - Statistics have shown that majority of journalism students are female, yet bylines and newsrooms remain male-dominated. From pay disparity to sexual harrassment, the challenges women are having to face on the job are glaring, but even the limited progress that has been made so far on gender equality and women’s rights is now being threatened by the effect of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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From Depression, To Blindness, To Fantasy Football and Beyond: My Journey Continues


By Dominick Petrillo


Before starting with the following story of my life and in some sense downturn and redemption, I would like to state I am not a professional writer yet. I am a determined sports enthusiast; I love to write, doing so to the best of my abilities. I would also like to share a quick story about my development, something I did not learn until later in life.

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Blind Sportscaster Wants to Share His Story


To say that Bryce Weiler has overcome adversity in his life is a massive understatement.

He was born four months prematurely and developed an eye condition called retinopathy of prematurity that caused blindness. But that didn't stop Bryce.

After college, Bryce began developing programs for fans with disabilities, including the Field of Dreams. The first teams to join him in his work were the Baltimore Orioles and the New Britain Bees baseball teams. Partnering with the owner of the Bees, he then co-founded for the Beautiful Lives Project.

Bryce would like to spread the word about Beautiful Lives Project and would make a great guest for any sports talk show or podcast. You can reach Bryce at, or at 812-899-5673.

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NSMA members are encouraged to consider donating to this scholarship fund in memory of WDSU-TV sports reporter Carly McCord, who died in the December 28th plane crash in Lafayette, LA.

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Leicht's Story a Unique One


Aaron Leicht recently joined the NSMA as a student member. When he was asked where he was enrolled in school, his return email told a unique story:

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