AIPS Sport Media Awards make a successful landing in Senegal
Newsrooms of sport newspaper Stades and Sunu Lamb, during
the AIPS Sport Media Awards presentation.
by Diacounda Sene
Dakar, April 5, 2018 - It’s a busy Sunday, as usual, in the
newsroom of Stades, the first sports newspaper from Senegal. However, when the
AIPS Sport Media Awards team arrives in the office, the journalists quickly
make a pause, leave aside last-minute results and chronicles, and take some
time to know more about the prize and, especially, how to participate.
After a short presentation, followed by a series of
questions, most of the journalists promise to submit their work. “It is highly
stimulating for the young generation”, they say.
The Awards has all the support National Press Association
(ANPS) president, Abdoulaye Thiam, who has promised all his support for a
successful promotion of the Awards among sports journalists. Former ANPS president,
Mamadou Koumé, also praised the launch of the Awards, which will take place in
Lausanne in January 2019: "This is a very good initiative to
encourage", Koume said.
Francophone Africa tour
Like Senegal, journalists from Mali, Cameroon, Gabon, Côte
d’Ivoire, Togo, Benin and Mauritania are looking forward to the AIPS Sport
Media Awards. Moreover, during a press conference, the president of the Malian
Sports Press Association, Ouma Baba Traore, invited his colleagues to
participate in this celebration for the best sport storytellers among all
platforms, from print to weblog and from radio and and TV to podcasts and
The promotional work will tour several newsrooms in Senegal
and will extend into the Francophone Africa. For them, it’s also celebrated
that the AIPS Sport Media Awards website (www.aipsawards.com) will have a
The AIPS Sport Media Awards are a bridge to the future of
sport journalism. Divided in 6 main categories, the Awards are a celebration of
the best sport storytellers from around the world. Submissions for
professionals are free and open until September 17, 2018. Find more and submit
your work in www.aipsawards.com