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Topic “Olympics”

Community journalists deliver stories from their favelas in advance of Olympics

As Rio de Janeiro enters the final stages of preparation for the Summer Olympics, news media from all over the world are trying to understand the city and its contrasts. Inevitably, that includes going inside the favelas that are spread across the city and discussing issues like state violence, resident evictions and racism. But, it also includes exploring the art, music and spirit of people living in the favelas.

In efforts to explain their city, residents of the favelas are using journalistic tools to tell their own stories. Read more »


Rio2016 Olympic Games communications director explains how the city is getting ready for 30,000 journalists

By the time the Olympic Games start in Rio de Janeiro on Aug. 5, 2016, the communications team will have spent three years preparing for the influx of more than 30,000 media workers, millions of fans and scores of critics with eyes on Brazil.

Mario Andrada, executive director of communications for the games, spoke at the University of Texas at Austin on Oct. 23 about his team’s planning and preparation for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Read more »


YouTube's online coverage of Olympics portends new style of live news coverage

YouTube’s partnership with NBC to provide live-streaming video from the 2012 Olympics marks the latest phase in the video-sharing company’s development as a platform for visual journalism, according to Mashable. YouTube streamed the games online on behalf of the International Olympic Committee to 64 countries across Africa and Asia, reported GigaOM. Read more »


#NBCFail: In an age of social media, critics unite on Twitter to complain about delayed Olympics coverage

Twitter is taking gold at the 2012 London Olympics -- more tweets were sent Friday, July 27, the day of the opening ceremonies, than were sent during the entire 2008 Olympics in Beijing -- but television network NBC, which has exclusive broadcast rights to the games for the United States, is far from medaling, as critics are complaining that NBC's delayed television coverage just doesn't fit with "the Tweet-it-now world of social media," noted The New York Times. Read more »


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