Penn State Curley Center Students To Cover 2016 Paralympics
Penn State’s John Curley Center for Sports Journalism is headed to the southern hemisphere. A class of aspiring journalists will travel to Rio de Janeiro to cover the 2016 Paralympics, according to the Curley Center’s John Affleck.
This class is a partnership between the Curley Center and The Associated Press. Students will gain valuable, real-world experience in covering the event with one of the world’s top media outlets. “We believe that the state of the journalism industry creates real-time opportunity for students to help news organizations provide meaningful content to consumers,” said Affleck.
While the 2016 Paralympics are a year away, the Curley Center already has credentials to cover the event. Affleck hopes to start the application process for the class at the beginning of next semester. Until then, the official announcement of this class will take place at Penn State Sports Night, a student media event taking place at the BJC tonight.
This class isn’t the first time the Curley Center has gone international. In 2014, eight students traveled to Dublin to cover the Croke Park Classic.