More than 350 colleagues connected, more than 140 countries represented, a special welcome from IOC president Thomas Bach, a powerful message about racism and some of the brightest minds in the sport media industry reflecting about the pandemic were the highlights of the first AIPS e-conference, celebrated on July 2, marking the 96th anniversary since the creation of the International Sport Press Association in 1924.
On the occasion of the World Sports Journalists Day and the 96th anniversary of the International Sports Press Association, that will be celebrated on Thursday, July 2, AIPS is proud to launch the first AIPS e-Conference: “Has Covid-19 affected journalists’ independence and future?”
Not later than two months ago, in the midst of the pandemic outbreak, AIPS decided not to stop in front of the global halt that COVID-19 was imposing on sport. This unprecedented crisis was not to be wasted. It is on this premise that the association has decided to give life to the AIPS e-College, an innovative distance learning project which marks a new step of AIPS cultural agenda, offering tools, opportunities and answers to the next generation of sports journalists.