Journalists at Pan American Games commit to AIPS Sport Media Awards
Constanza Mora Pedraza - AIPS Member
LIMA, August 9, 2019 - With the presence of more than 30 attendees, the III Pan American Photojournalists Meeting was held at the Casa Peru facilities, an event that has been running continuously for the last three Olympic cycles.
The event was presented by Walter Challapa Escalante, President of the Pan American Photographers Union - UPANFOT, who has, since the promotion of the first edition of the AIPS Sport Media Awards during the Bolivarian Games, Santa Marta 2017, been very supportive. Not only by making us part of the meetings, but also by sharing the information about the Awards in different media and with the colleagues around the continent, who are not covering the multisport events but who are photo-sports journalists.
Likewise, the IAAF continues its support of the promotion of our awards and once again provided us with space in their seminar held at the Media Press Center facilities. At this event we had the presence of some Young Reporters who have expressed their gratitude to AIPS for thinking of them by creating the Young Reporters Category. One such young reporter is Laura Castillo, a Colombian journalist who lives in Argentina and who is covering these Games for Habla Deportes. For her, AIPS taking young people into account is very important, “we strive hard to do our job well, people have the idea that we only do simple journalism for social networks, but this is not always true, we also investigate and do quality journalism, so it is very good that we have this category, to show what we do”.