Aaron Rose is in the graduate journalism program at Medill.
What will you will be during your time in PyeongChang?
I will be working as a research assistant for the Canadian Broadcast Corporation’s television broadcast of Olympic hockey. My primary objective will be to find unique stories about Olympic hockey players that can be used and shared to improve the television broadcast.
What are you looking forward to most about the experience?
Without NHL players at this year’s Olympic Games, the hockey tournament will be full of untold stories about little-known athletes. These are the stories I’m looking forward to telling. Everyone already knows about the boy from Halifax, Nova Scotia that grew up to become Sidney Crosby. Most people don’t know about this year’s crop of unheralded stars. It’s these stories that helped make the Miracle On Ice so memorable and I’m sure these new stories will make this year’s hockey tournament special.
Is there anything else you’d like to add?
When I heard Medill would be sending students to the Olympics, I did everything I could to get on the trip. Knowing that the available spots within Medill were limited, I immediately began reaching out to people I’d met in the media asking if I could be credentialed for the Winter Games. After dozens of emails and almost as many rejections, one person said he would be able to get me a press pass. Without Medill’s help and the relationships I’ve had the opportunity to cultivate in the past few years, this never would have happened.