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What is it like to cover a major sporting event outside the US, like the Olympics or Copa Mundial?

I'm a Senior in high school and am interested in pursuing a career in Journalism. I currently live in Albuquerque, New Mexico, but I hope to attend college out of state, possibly in Chicago. While I'm not planning on having a career in Sports Journalism, I'm open to writing and reporting on anything! This question is also important to me because I hope to one day work outside of the US, and I'd like to hear about other Journalists experiences'. #journalism #journalist #writers #reporter

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Juliana’s Answer

Hello Lauren great question! I think I can help you with that :)
I was the main point contact for CNN Spanish in Brazil for the World Cup 2014 and was fortunate enough to add this experience to my career accomplishments. First important thing is being able to fluent speak or at least understand the native language, as you will have to "wear many hats" to execute several requests from your network company in the USA. It is a lot of work with not much break as you are looking for stories and/or breaking news and you are out of your comfort zone. Atypical day for the CNNE group would start at 4:30 am with a pit stop at a local newspaper/magazine store so we could learn from different mediums the latest in the sports sections, followed by interviews in the AM or live shot stories, and usually ending editing all the shootings around 6pm, so the Headquarters could have part of the show for the next day. I can tell you there was not much time for a "sit down meal" but you are so involved and excited with so many things going on that the experience is totally worth it. It is a true golden opportunity to put on your resume and good times to remember about your career.

Thank you comment icon Thank you so much for taking the time to answer my question! Your work with CNNE sounds both challenging and incredibly interesting. It has definitely given me a new perspective on the Journalism field and shows me just how much you can accomplish with a Journalism degree. Thank you again! Lauren D.
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Haolong’s Answer

I did the report about the Train news. Although it is not related sports, it is same in some degree. It is very hard and tired to be a journalist. I have to go to train station every day. I have to interview all kinds of people, and take video about the train. Then I have to bring the source to the office and discuss with my team.

Although it is a very cool career, it is really tired. You have to pay a lot of attention on your job.
Hope this experience can help you. Good Luck!
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