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Pan American Games Press Services Report

While much of what appears in this report is from my perspective, I have incorporated some of the thoughts from other journalist about their observations. There were things that were very good about the press services for the 2007 Pan American Games and others that were really terrible. The one thing that everyone seemed to […]

FEI WEG 2006 – Photographers Overview

Overview The overwhelming majority of photographers questioned, highlighted the fact there was very little communication between themselves and the management. Added to this the Photo Manager had no authority and decisions as to positions of photo pens were out of his hands. There was no response to emails prior to the Games and despite best […]

Report on the Press Service at Aachen FEI WEG 2006

Following the 2006 FEI World Equestrian Games IAEJ has decided to put together a few comments and considerations on the press service. These notes are meant to represent ‘lessons learnt’ for the organisers of major events. It is the goal of the IAEJ to distribute them to the FEI and the organisers. Foreword Generally speaking […]

Report on the Press Service for Endurance at Aachen FEI WEG 2006

I covered the Endurance competition for the 2006 WEG. This competition was held on the first day of the Games, Monday August 21, 2006. I know that I was not alone in feeling as though we had come in during “dress rehearsals” at the Press Center. Press stand and photo ops During the Opening Ceremonies, […]

World Cup Update

Media credential applications will be going out by mid-December for the 2007 Rolex FEI World Cup Finals in show jumping and dressage. There will be fewer credentials awarded than there were for the 2005 finals in order to eliminate overcrowding in the press room and offer everyone more space to work. As a result, no […]