Unique partnership will provide Paralympics content

AP Sports has entered into a unique partnership with student journalists from Penn State and the University of Georgia to produce  for AP distribution and local content frioor individual members.

In case you didn’t know, the Paralympics will be in Rio, starting a few weeks after the Olympics and the same venues. Members with local Paralympians or other local angles related to the event should send story pitches to John Affleck at jra14@psu.edu and Vicki Michaelis at vickim@uga.edu by Aug. 6.

Also, the University of Texas is sending student journalists to Rio for the Olympics in August to also cover stories of local interest for U.S. newspapers. Their stories will be sent directly to the requesting papers and not distributed by AP. Members can request localized coverage during the Summer Games in Rio by contacting Kevin Robbins at kevin.robbins@austin.utexas.edu with a cc to Barry Bedlan, AP’s deputy director of sports products, at bbedlan@ap.org.

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