Photo taken on August 15, 2014 shows the YOG news center of Xinhua News Agency which located in the Press Conference Room in Nanjing Olympic Sports Center.Nanjing 2014 Youth Olympic Games will be held from August 16 to 28. (Xinhuanet/Wang Mengjie)
By Wang Mengjie
NANJING, Aug. 15 (Xinhuanet) -- With only one day to go before the opening of 2nd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG), media organizations and their staffs from all around the world in the main media center (MMC) of Nanjing Olympic Sports Center are making the last preparation for their task. Xinhuanet, one of the main forces of Xinhua News Agency, sends a group of reporters who are eager for the event.
The alarm wakes them at 07:00 each morning. After finishing the breakfast, they rush to the news battleground in the press conference room, next to the MMC.
No pleasure is comparable to the standing upon the vantage ground of a news event for them. Working in the press conference room gains them a commanding point to do the live broadcasting and editing.
Morning is always the time for them to attend news conference and the timetable can be checked from the YOG official website. What they see and learn from news conference gives them the major guide for the whole day's work plan and story contribution. The Games will feature diving, swimming, archery, track-and-field, badminton, basketball, boxing, football, golf, encompassing all 28 sports.
Besides the face-to-face interview, Xinhuanet reporters will also write features, take photos, edit on-line stories for China's number one news website. The time for them to finish all the stuff on hand and leave the news room is always when the finger of the clock points to seven at night. But the way back to the hotel is never a lonely one, as the steady rain in Nanjing these days always company them.
Although covering the sports event is kind of tough job, they will sure always chase athletes, as well as dig back stories of news-worthy people throughout the event. The work stress, on the other hand, can bring about happiness.
The news conference room where Xinhuanet reporters work is designed artistic: glass-fronted cabinet, cultural paintings on the wall, and the most impressive artwork of the Yuhua stone, one of the most famous specialties of the city. Working place furnished in this artistic air will surely relax them to a certain extent they say.
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