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Paralympics Zeitung 2020 Application: Application for Young Japanese Talents

Application was possible from 18 September to 10 November 2019

The application process is closed. We thank all applicants for their dedication and trust.

The next application process will open in 2021.

What you can expect:

Experienced Tagesspiegel jouranlists will prepare you for your tasks during a preparing workshop in Berlin (11-15 May 2020). You will visit events covering the topics people with disability, inclusion and para-sports. To report from the Paralympic Summer Games (25 August to 6 September 2020) as accredited journalist you will travel to Tokyo, Japan. For Athletes and Abilities you will cover the Games, have interviews with athletes, VIPs and politicians. You will write online and print articles as well as post in social media channels. Costs for travel, accommodation and board will be covered.

What we expect:

  • Japanese aged 18 to 25 (in August 2020)
  • Interest in para-sports
  • Passion for journalism
  • Affinity for social media
  • Excellent command of English (spoken and written)
  • Knowledge of German is an advantage

How to apply:

The application started 18 September and ended 10 November 2019. The following information was requested in English (and Japanese):

  • Fill out the application form
  • Upload a letter of motivation (max. 1.000 characters including space, approx. one page) and
  • journalistic text (interview, portrait or article) on parasports and/or athletes with an impairment (2.500 characters including space) in Japanese and English (can be the same article)

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact Tanja Peuker via email (in English please): paralympics@tagesspiegel.de.

You can also find all information put in a nutshell on the project flyer.

Please note, if you did not hear back from us till end December 2019, unfortunately, you have not been selected by the jury. To be an accredited journalist at the Paralympic Games you need to be 18 years of age!

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