Scots student journalist secures Olympics media posting

A SCOTS journalism student has been accepted as a volunteer member of the in-house media team at the upcoming Olympic Games.

Glasgow Caledonian University student, Colin Stone, will be trackside in the Olympic Stadium, where he will conducting interviews for the Olympic News Service, insodoing enjoying unrivalled access to athletes and around the stadium.

In a media release issued by GCU, Colin, from John O’ Groats, is quoted, as saying: “Basically, I will be first in the queue to speak to the gold medal winners. When they finish their event, there will be a barrage of cameras and media, but I’m the one the athletes have to speak to because my job involves getting the results and story to the media nationally and globally as fast and as accurately as I can.

“It’s a huge responsibility but GCU has prepared me well for the challenge. The journalism course has been fantastic and I feel confident I will do the job well, thanks to what I have learned already.”

Colin – who is a presenter on the university’s student radio station – goes to London with 120 words per minute shorthand and last year won a shorthand competition organised by the National Council for the Training of Journalists.