This winter, Journalism and New Media graduate, Paul Saunders, has been working as English Editor of Digital Communication at the PyeongChang Winter Olympics 2018 in South Korea (Twitter: @pyeongchang2018).
The Boston Globe profiled the people behind the best twitter accounts at the Winter Olympics this weekend and Paul was among them:
Background: A journalist from Ireland, he was traveling around Asia when he saw the job listing online for an English editor of digital communications and decided to apply to be part of a team of 10 that manages the accounts in multiple languages. He arrived a couple weeks before the games began.
What do you want the account to be known for? “Just broadcasting the games, of the spirit, of the people. I know, cheesy, the Olympic spirit, but you can kind of feel it, it’s really important. It’s showing people what’s happening on a day-to-day basis, the results, and the athletes as well.”
Favorite post? “I liked, and we got help with the Australian Olympic team on this, it was a silly little thing, but we had [PyeongChang mascot] Soohorang and their mascot, which is a boxing kangaroo, just doing little stuff together. It just looked really nice.”
It’s fantastic to see our graduates doing so well!