Winners of World Archery Fan Reporters Season 2 go to Istanbul
Krystine SHIFLET and Alexia MARTINEZ in Ogden
News/Photo by FITA: The second season of the Archery Fan Reporter programme is presented by the archery brand WIN&WIN. The best pair of reporters from the season will take the role again at the Archery World Cup Final Istanbul 2011. And the winners are: Krystine SHIFLET and Alexia MARTINEZ (USA)!The Archery Fan Reporter programme was launched last year. The programme allows young reporters, media students, sometimes true archery fans or sometimes newcomers to the sport, to produce daily stories (3-5 minutes in length) about various aspects of major archery events. It is the first daily coverage of archery events on www.archery.tv.
Thanks to a partnership with WIN&WIN, the reporters are helped by the expertise of the Hit the Roof Company, otherwise known as World Archery TV, that ensure all the TV production/broadcasts of the major archery events.
The TV expert who advised all the Fan Reporters, Fabien CACHIN, said: “It has been a wonderful season. The reporters worked really, really, hard to produce a feature story every day. They were creative and they took on the challenge to film and edit in the same day, just like the pros do. I really congratulate all the reporters for their dedication and the quality of their videos.”
The stories covered all kind of topics ranging from star profiles, para-archery, archery families, equipment, new rules and competition formats, etc.
SONG Jia Yi in Shanghai
The following reporters took part in the season:
Ø Archery World Cup Stage 1 Porec: ZHU Tian Shun and SONG Jia Yi (CHN)—as last season’s winners
Ø Archery World Cup Stage 2 Antalya: Melis BAGATIR (TUR)
Ø World Archery Championships Turin: Natasha SALUKVADZE and Stefano CAREDDU (ITA)
Ø World Archery Para Championships Turin: Natasha SALUKVADZE and Simona GIGANTE (ITA)
Ø Archery World Cup Stage 3 Ogden: Krystine SHIFLET and Alexia MARTINEZ (USA)
Ø World Archery Youth Championships Legnica: Piotr WILINSKI and Paula LEWANDOWSKA (POL)
Ø Archery World Cup Stage 4 Shanghai: ZHU Tian Shun and SONG Jia Yi (CHN)
In total, these reporters have made close to 50 videos for an audience of 100,000 views on www.archery.tv! All the videos can be watched in this play-list.
World Archery would like to thank all of them for their hard work and the passion they have put in the Archery Fan Reporter Season 2 presented by WIN&WIN.
A jury of World Archery has met after the Shanghai stage to define the best reporters. The choice went to the team of Krystine SHIFLET and Alexia MARTINEZ from USA. The jury has been convinced by the freshness and the emotions of their stories. The youth style and content of their videos fit very well with a YouTube channel such as www.archery.tv. As winners of the season, they will take the Archery Fan Reporters role at the Archery World Cup Final in Istanbul!
Melis BAGATIR (middle) and Fabien CACHIN (right) in Antalya
World Archery Secretary General Tom DIELEN said: “We are truly delighted from the quality of the videos this season. All these Archery Fan Reporters worked hard and, looking at the quality of their videos, I am convinced they can foresee a professional career. It really brought an added value to our coverage and the chance for the fans to see every day some parts of our events. We also would like to sincerely thank WIN&WIN as a great partner for the Archery Fan Reporter programme.”