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Sportsmen 2.0 : The use of twitter by sportsmen

Antoine Harari

For many people, Twitter is little more than just another social network that was added after the Facebook frenzy. This is why more than a quarter of the 500 millions users possess inactive accounts. However, as this article demonstrates, sportsmen of all kind capitalised on the opportunities Twitter provides. Far from being a hindrance, the ability to only use 140 characters actually suits sportsmen, as it replicates the standard answer given in a post match interview. It was initially sold to them as an excellent way to promote their career and strengthen their relationship with their fan base, and by adding pictures of themselves in their daily lives, it allowed fans to relate to these figures that were, in many ways, just like them. Here lies one of the numerous twitter paradoxes: in a world where sportsmen are more protected than ever before, Twitter provides a way of infiltrating their star life.

There is also a negative side to the technology however, and Twitter has also provided a clear demonstration that athletes should think twice before ‘shooting from the hip’. and writing what they think. The number of headlines created by sportsmen’s tweets are already hard to count, one thing is certain: for some football players, the microblogging website is a way to shout out loud what they are thinking at any time of the day.

Football’s two most famous examples are Joey Barton and Rio Ferdinand.

@Joey7Barton

There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.

Joey Barton official twitter account

 

Rio Ferdinand official Twitter Account

 

The impact on the franchise’s public relation :

Given the professionalisation of sport franchises, football club’s internal policies are regularly breached by their players’ emotional tweets and their communication strategies are severely compromised. A recent example is the football player Djibril Cissé who got offended by the reamark from one of his supporters  suggesting that he couldn’t hit “a cow’s a** with a banjo.” Cissé then tweeted the exact address of his club’s training ground and invited the supporter to: “come and have a little chat.” This is a story which resembles the scandal involving Wayne Rooney, who threatened to silence, permanently, a Liverpool supporter who insulted him via his Twitter account.

‘I will put u asleep within 10 seconds hope u turn up if u don’t gonna tell everyone ur scared u little nit. I’ll be waiting.’


Though the majority of these tweets are uninteresting, some of them have put entire national federations into trouble. The most recent episode was the clash between John Terry and Anton Ferdinand; the story started with the accusation of Rio’s brother Anton that the Chelsea defender had racially abused him.

The story became so big that Ashley Cole and Rio Ferdinand were soon implicated. The first intervened in support of John Terry but his testimony was deemed untrustworthy by the English Federation.  Angered by the decision of the FA, Ashley Cole tweeted : “Oh yeaaaah that’s right I lied.. Bunch of t****”. Although he and his club presented their apologies almost immediately, Cole was condemned to pay a £130,000 fine. In the meantime, infuriated by Cole’s testimony, Rio Ferdinand labelled him a “Choc Ice”, a slang term denoting a black man with ‘white’ sympathies. Many London newspapers talked about the story for weeks and to say that it didn’t look good is an understatement. In Switzerland there was a similar affair during the Olympics, when a Swiss national player in the bitterness of a loss against South Korea lost his sense and tweeted :

“I want to beat up all South Koreans ! Bunch of mentally handicapped retards ! ”

Immediately after the outburst, the player’s account was closed  and he was banned from the national team.

Morganella twitter outburst

The use of companies to maintain ghost accounts :

The increasing influence of sportsmen leads to an expansion in their marketing potential, not slow to envisage the effect Twitter could have,  sponsors soon realised the potential lying behind specific accounts, and the vast swathes of population they could interact with. With 14 million followers, Cristiano Ronaldo is among the highest profile football tweeters.Not surprisingly, Cristiano Ronaldo is regularly advertising Nike products directly on Twitter, complete with pictures and comments for his fans.

Cristiano and his new shoes

 

The most recent one shows him playing all kind of instruments and wearing different football kits. The use of social network as a commercial tool is increasing and its should come as no surprise.Logo of the company In the case of Cristiano Ronaldo we can talk of the use of  a ‘ghost writer’ for his account. One of the reasons behind this statement is that his tweets are mostly advertising, and not very frequent Furthermore, the use of perfect English makes it hard to believe that it is entirely the work of Cristiano himself. Doubt becomes certainty when we read a disclaimer added on his profile saying that:  Digital Artist entertainment inc. is in charge of the content of the account, but also that they can use the personal data of his followers and sell them to other companies.  This company is one of the many that proposes to ‘take care’ of an individual’s Twitter account for a certain prize, and also to post a certain number of tweets every week depending on the agreement.
Company offering ghost twitter services

The Twitter paradox :

Here we can see the controversial character of athletes’ use of Twitter : on one hand we have the impossible task for the major club’s PR to limit the damage created by their players’ outbursts. On the other hand, however, the use of Twitter as a new tool of advertisement is hard to deny. Whilst the fan is informed on a daily basis of what his idol thinks, simultaneously, under the cover of a fake bond, diverse companies are trying to promote their merchandise. These are the two extremes that you can find on the microblogging website. In a way we could argue that the outbursts of athletes are true to real life conversations, and therefore that they are the ultimate proof that we are dealing with real human beings that possess feelings and are not afraid to express them. In fact, without this, would Twitter just be a boring ensemble of diverse hidden advertisement pages? The real fans would then see no interest in the social network as it would fulfil the same kind of role as a fan page on Facebook.

Twitter also allows us to learn things about players that they would never be revealed in a formal interview.  It is interesting to speculate on the future of the sport’s own response to Twitter. Will it be to restrict the player’s access to social networks? Or rather to give them communication courses on what can and can’t be said on the web? When we see the PR manager of Liverpool Jen Chang being sacked because he threatened a fan to cancel his season ticket it does raises some questions. One thing is clear to this writer however, between the politically incorrect account of Joey Barton and the incredibly boring account of Cristiano Ronaldo my choice is quickly made and I hope yours is too.

1  Ben Dir’s Blog on BBC Website : http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/bendirs/2011/01/twitter_blog.html

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Social TV in Switzerland

By Sandy Sulmoni

The new trend? Surfing in internet while you watch TV. But not to get distracted in the net. It’s to do more: interacting with other people and commenting the TV content. Welcome in the era of Social TV!

  • Television + second screen + interaction = social TV

You don’t have to wait for the coffee break of the next day if you want to talk about what you watched on TV, or share the couch with someone else. Thanks to social media, blogs, apps, etc., you can easily comment and discuss TV content live. That’s the goal of Social TV, no matter if it is with Notebooks, Smartphones, or other “second screens”.

Picture modified.
Original Photo: http://www.anywab.com

Let’s check out a Swiss example. The program “Giacobbo/Müller” on the Schweizer Fernsehen has a personal hashtag on Twitter. During a past broadcast, some users shared their opinions about the hosts, but many more discussed the ugly tie worn by one of the two moderators. As this example shows, in some cases reading the comments can be as entertaining as the program itself.

If you speak a little bit of German, I invite you to watch this video summarizing this new way of watching TV, produced by the German broadcaster ARD.

  •  Is the Swiss audience modern?

Could we be lagging behind? This phenomenon is on the rise in our country. I’m sure that if I ask how many of you have already used social TV, for example while watching a football match or a TV series, I’d receive lots of positive answers.

Watching television while using internet isn’t so rare. As a study published by Publisuisse shows, this parallel use is the norm for 37% of the people interviewed between 15 and 59 years old. 15% of them exchange comments with other members of the audience about the current TV program they’re enjoying. Concerning the frequency, according to a report written by the firm zehnvier, 20% of the people interviewed watch TV in a social way at least once a week. This most occurs through Facebook (71%), while Social-TV-Apps seem to be not very used.

However, as we can read in the study of Publisuisse, the majority of the experts interviewed (78%) forecasts that watching TV passively will still play a big role in 2017.

  •  Some initiatives made in Switzerland

In Switzerland, as well as around the world, companies are beginning to embrace Social TV.

One of the Swiss pioneers is the private channel Joiz. During the 24 hours a day broadcasting, the audience can easily vote, comment, ask questions, etc., through its website, social media and mobile phones apps. Some comments are broadcasted or read live by the moderators.

Facebook messages and tweets are broadcasted and read live
during the programs “JoiZone love” and “Living room”
Source: http://www.joiz.ch

Another example of Swiss initiative is the function “TV Lounge” lanced by the portal Teleboy. Integrated in the traditional TV-Player, “TV Lounge” allows you to see what your friends are watching and to comment, chat or share your opinions on Facebook and Twitter.

Concerning the Swiss public service, SSR SRG is considering Social TV as part of its future strategy. In fact, as said in a press release, it wants to provide the audience new television types by combining traditional television with Internet. For the moment, the “second screen” is being tested by the broadcasting organizations RTS and SRF, while RSI has still to have patience.

As we can see, Social TV seems to become part of our life. Do you think that we will reach the point of seeing the journalists Darius Rochebin, Franz Fischlin or Roberto Cattaneo reading our comments and tweets during the news broadcast?

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Tutorial: the use of social networks (Twitter and Facebook) as a journalist

Both Twitter and Facebook cannot be ignored any more when talking about the World Wide Web. Thus are they surely to be considered when using the amazing internet tool as a journalist. Let’s now have a look at how to get the best of it!

Guillaume Laurent

The social networks, by the number of subscribers they gather, are a rich source of information, as well as an amazing showcase. Therefore, it can be used by journalists in a number of ways: to always be aware of what is going on and interesting people, to try to get people to give their opinion about a subject, to get some feedbacks about an article, or to extend one’s readership and number of followers. In the interest of being more accurate, I’ll focus here only on the use of Twitter and Facebook Here are the few tips you will need to be an efficient social network journalist!

Three things to know when using social networks as a source

1-      Verification must without contest be your main concern when using social networks as a source. If social networks can often be much quicker than traditional Medias to provide a story, they cannot be trusted, and the journalist must look around to see if other users or legitimate sources providers can confirm the story.

2-      You have to develop your own trusted network within social Medias. Getting the wider choice among a group of users you now are trustworthy is a powerful asset for a journalist using social networks.

3-      You must be systematic when using social Medias as a source. By doing the same ritual times and times again, you will gain a more accurate judgment about what is said on social networks, and thereafter win a lot in efficiency.

Social Medias as a source for journalists

Social Medias as a source for journalists – Oriella PR Networks

Three things to know when using social networks to gather opinions

1-      Think about your personal experience on social networks. In which circumstances would you give your opinion? Which kind of question would you actually answer and which kind you wouldn’t? It will give you a valuable clue to guess how to manage your audience and get the best of it.

2-      Before looking after opinions, you have to decide if you want to get a number based statistic answer or rather a few interesting witnesses. You will get more answers with a question that can be answered only by “yes” or “no”, but an open question will often give you more information to deal with.

3-      Create a debate. To give their opinion about a specific subject, people must feel concerned, disturbed, annoyed or enthusiasm. Therefore you should give a direction to your question, give something of yourself to push your followers to react. .

Three things to know when using social networks to get some feedbacks about one’s articles

1-      Getting a lot of feedbacks can be dangerous for your website. If you want to advertise using social networks you will have to be ready to assume de consequences. I mean managing properly de comments posted on your page or website. Otherwise, spamming or provocative answers will quickly suffocate the debate.

2-      Before advertising on social networks, you must be aware that everything you will post, included answers to readers, comments or random posts, will be considered as a part of your work and evaluated and criticize in this sense. There for having separates account for your private life and your job can be very useful.

3-      Post pictures and videos to get attention. Even if your work is mainly based on writing, you will have to use pictures and videos. It will surely get you more feedback, and images are what modern internet journalism is all about.

Three things to know when using social networks to extend one’s readership

1-      “Tweet your beat”, the advice was given by Lauren Invik, from the social medias specialized website marshable.com. If you want to get some authority on social networks and bring in something more than the millions of other users, you have to be a specialist. That means tweeting or publishing on Facebook only when you know exactly what you are talking about. Giving your opinion on random subjects is not a plan for a good social networks journalist.

2-       Being a specialist also includes being among the first to get the news about your favorite subject. Therefore is it necessary to give to your audience more than your own stories. Using in a wise way the retweet or share opportunity will help you a lot while trying to please your followers and make your account attractive.

3-      Link as much as possible your publications. The hashtag and the “@” button are crucial not only to reach a wider public, but also to show your sources and make your information safe and valuable. Websites like tagboard.com are based on the use of the “@” and de hashtag and often used by people to look for news about a specific subject.

So, fellow journalists, have you already been using successfully social Medias in your work? Would you add some advices to the previous shortlist? This article is meant to be updated and enhanced by your contribution!

To become a perfect social Media journalist: more advices with this Youtube vidéo from BeatBlogging.Org

More on the subject with this France 2 TV show about Twitter brodcasted in 2010

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Tel un Cro-Magnon à la chasse

Silence et concentration lorsque l'on décoche.

Une clairière ensoleillée, une odeur de sous-bois, le calme. Soudain, la forêt est troublée par un «swif», immédiatement suivi d’un «poc». Des voix, des pas et, jaillissant du couvert boisé, une petite troupe, l’arc à la main, s’apprête à compter ses points. Elle se dirige vers un grand carré blanc au milieu du vert et de l’ambre des arbres. Bienvenue au championnat de Suisse de tir à l’arc préhistorique.

Une première

Il faut parfois subir le décor forestierCe dimanche, le club Arc & Forêt, de Tavannes, organisait le premier championnat de Suisse de tir à l’arc préhistorique, comme il se doit, en forêt, au-dessus du Fuet. Cette activité est peu connue en Suisse, mais pas totalement ignorée. «On a une manche du championnat d’Europe en Suisse. Cette année, elle a eu lieu à Glettrens (VD), mais paradoxalement on n’avait pas de championnat de Suisse», explique Jean-René Wolfsberger, le président du club. Si lors du championnat d’Europe, la sagaie est une discipline, au Fuet, seuls les arcs étaient admis. Et pas n’importe lesquels. «Le matériel doit ressembler à celui des premiers chasseurs, donc on contrôle que ce soit du bois taillé, des colles naturelles, des cordes non synthétiques. De plus, les flèches ont des pointes en os ou en silex», résume le président.

Petits et grands ont confectionné leurs outils eux-mêmes*. D’ailleurs, il n’y a pas de limite d’âge. Tant que l’on parvient à bander son arc, on peut disputer le championnat. «Les personnes qui participent à ces joutes cherchent la difficulté: se baisser, traverser la forêt, esquiver les branches des arbres, jouer avec le décor ne leur pose pas de problèmes», explique Jean-René Wolfsberger. Si la discipline n’est pas aussi stricte que ce qui se pratique aux Jeux olympiques, il n’en demeure pas moins que les concurrents doivent marquer des points en tirant sur des cibles illustrées par des images d’animaux. Plus on est proche du rouge, plus on fait de points. «On a formé des pelotons de quatre à cinq. Chacun tire une flèche dans chaque cible à chaque tour. Comme il y a dix cibles et trois tours, ils ont 30 flèches», résume le président.

Un sport pour tous

La discipline séduit les jeunes comme les plus âgés. «J’aime que ce soit instinctif, qu’on ne vise pas comme avec un autre arc», explique Jonathan, 12 ans, qui pratique depuis une année et demie. «J’en avais marre des arcs modernes», raconte Jean-Pierre, 83 ans et archer depuis presque un demi-siècle. Pour ces mordus, l’arc préhistorique offre bien d’autres plaisirs. «Je trouve bien que l’on puisse le fabriquer nous-mêmes», évoque Jonathan. «C’est une thérapie de détente», révèle, l’oeil brillant, l’aîné.

Le secret de la réussite réside surtout dans la patience. Pas besoin d’être un cabri et de sauter de rocher en rocher, mais il ne faut pas avoir peur de grimper sur des pentes raides, de traverser des clairières aux herbes hautes, d’éviter les racines ou encore de se frayer un chemin parmi les buissons. L’essentiel, c’est de ne faire qu’un avec la nature et peut-être réveiller le Cro-Magnon qui sommeille au fond de chacun.

A l’issue de la journée, les premiers champions de Suisse de tir à l’arc préhistorique sont sortis du bois. Dans la catégorie masculine, c’est Eric Boegli, du club de Tavannes, qui s’est imposé. Chez les dames, le titre est revenu à Doris Aeberhard, de Glettrens. Olivier Bay, du club de Berne, a remporté la palme chez les enfants. «Au total, nous avons eu 33 participants pour cette première édition. Ils venaient de toute la Suisse. L’an prochain, on espère qu’ils seront encore plus nombreux», conclut Jean-René Wolfsberger.

Texte et Photos : Jason Huther

*(ndr: la technique de fabrication ne doit pas forcément être préhistorique comme sur les vidéos de ce lien)

(Parution originale dans le Journal du Jura le 23.10.2012)

Supplément

Certains aspects de ce championnat de tir à l’arc n’ont pas été abordés dans l’article original. Notamment le fait que les différentes catégories sont mélangées. Les groupes rassemblent des hommes des femmes et des enfants, chacun concours ensemble, mais dans sa catégories. Cela donne à la compétition un aspect bon enfant.

Après avoir récupérer ses flèches les archer vérifient leur état.

Les cibles pour le tir à l’arc préhistorique sont particulières. Elles représentent des animaux dessinés. L’objectif est d’atteindre le rouge ce qui rapporte le maximum de points. L’image quand à elle est disposée sur une plaque en sagex. Ces précautions visent à protéger les flèches préhistoriques. En effet, leur pointes peuvent parfois seulement être de bois taillé ou de silex qui se révélent fragiles et s’endommagent lors de l’impact sur une surface dure. C’est la raison pour laquelle elles ne sont pas tirées sur des cibles en 3D qui semblent plus réelles, mais aussi sont plus solides (ici à droite).

Textes et photos : Jason Huther

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The impact of YouTube on journalism

By Fabien Grenon

Do you know YouTube? Of course, every Internet users over the world know YouTube. It’s the most important website of video sharing.  Consumers may think of YouTube mainly as a place for watching laughing babies, funny cats or music videos. But for some time yet it has become a big news outlet as well, posing new challenges to media organisations. What are these new challenges? What is the real impact of YouTube on journalism? Here I will try to answer these questions. 

Since its inception in 2006, YouTube has become increasingly popular. Today, it’s the third most visited website in the all web after Google and Facebook. The statistics show that YouTube also has become such an extraordinary resource for media organisations and journalists in their everyday work.

YouTube as a new source of information:

There are plenty of definitions of what is a social media. In my opinion, Wikipedia give a good explanation on the question. The online Encylopedia notably says:

a social media is an interactive platform via which individuals and communities create and share user-generated content. 

According to this definition, YouTube is clearly a social media as Facebook or Twitter. As on any social media, anyone can participate. So, you can easily create an account on YouTube to spread videos. I’m on YouTube, Barack Obama is on YouTube, RTSCNN news and ABC news are on YouTube… It’s a major place where citizens, politicians, journalists and specialists can share videos and interact with each other. Therefore, YouTube can represent sometimes a good source of information. Let’s see an example.

  • The example of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami :

There are many examples which made YouTube really important for journalists. But one of the last major examples may be the Japanese earthquake and tsunami in 2011. A lot of videos were made during and after the tragedy. Few hours afterwards, first eyewitness videos appeared on YouTube.  The most popular videos notably came from surveillance cameras or citizens’ mobile phones.

A survey from Pew Research Center launched on the subject shows that 39 % of these videos were from citizen, while 51 % were from news organizations. But some of the news organizations videos appeared to have been originally shot by citizens rather than journalists. Those videos posted on YouTube were used as a main source of information. For example, we notice that’s the case of ABC TV News of March 11, 2011.

It’s not necessary to watch all the video to notice that the most of the sequences of the tragedy were shot by citizens during the natural disaster. ABC news used this video shot by citizens to show what was going on in Japan, because they just didn’t have any other images. Is it the only reason ? Not really : by their authentic and spectacular nature, the videos posted by anonymous on the Internet contributes also to enhance the impact. Journalists and media organisations are clearly taking advantage of citizen content. YouTube is initiating a change in journalism as a source to offer a new kind of visual journalism, as the Pew Research center’s survey revealed it.

Youtube as a new channel of information:

YouTube is such a fantastic tool for journalists or media organizations. With over 800 million unique users of YouTube each month, in 43 countries and in 60 languages, the platform of videos sharing can attract a lot of people, more than any television, radio or newspaper over the world. So media organizations have decided to use YouTube not only as a source but as a channel of information too. Let’s illustrate with examples.

  • The example of RTS

RTS (Swiss Radio Television) has its own channel on YouTube. In this case, the platform of videos sharing represents an opportunity to extend its programs. RTS has realized the power of YouTube to reach more people and to increase its audience. So RTS has integrated YouTube in its own website as an extension to watch more videos.

Then, when you go on the RTS YouTube channel, you can find programs that you missed or top stories. This YouTube channel is also a good opportunity to broadcast radio talk shows which are filmed, like the well-known and humorous ”120 secondes” on Couleur3. RTS realized the importance of multimedia and YouTube is a good place to combine audio and video content.

Therefore, the case of RTS shows that YouTube can be used as an extension to watch more videos or videos that you missed.

  • The example of YouTube Reporter’s Center:

 Citizens are becoming increasingly important in journalism notably thanks to social media as YouTube. Media organizations have realized this change. So a channel was created on YouTube in 2009 to teach citizens how to upload more and better videos. Its name is YouTube Reporter’s Center. The YouTube Reporters’ Center is a resource to help citizen journalists learn more about how to report the news, how to use efficiently their mobile phone, how to look like a real journalist. On the channel, some of the nation’s top journalists and news organizations share on  instructional videos with tips and advice for better reporting.

Therefore, the case of YouTube Reporter’s Center shows that YouTube can be used as a channel to train citizen journalists.

The I Files is a new channel on YouTube produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) and launched on 2nd August 2012. The I Files channel selects and showcases the best investigative videos from around the words. There are a lot of well-known contributors behind like The New York Times, ABC, BBC, Al-Jazeera for instance.  Behind this collaboration, all these media organizations want to show they realized journalism is changing. Nowadays, citizens are becoming increasingly important in investigative journalism. So, they use YouTube which is a major platform for citizen journalism to provide videos in a attempt to bring some much needed attention to the new form of investigative journalism.

Therefore, the case of The I Files show that YouTube can be used to draw attention to the importance of YouTube in journalism today.

Conclusion:

Journalism field is changing. All the examples I mentioned show that YouTube is becoming increasingly important in the new form of journalism. And there are still plenty of other examples that I could mention. Journalists and media organizations are trying to adapt to this new journalism. Today, YouTube can be used in different ways : as a new source of information and as a new channel of information. But what tomorrow will bring? YouTube was born 7 years ago, it is a very young platform that can still evolve and offer new resources for journalists and media organizations in the future.

What’s your opinion about the impact of YouTube on journalism? What do you think about the future of YouTube in journalism? I let you leave a comment…

And to see how I worked, how I organized my research, how I checked my sources, I let you go on my own blog => Fabien’s Blog

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“Renaissance II” : Stress se dévoile

Le rappeur suisse Stress

Avec « Renaissance II », son dernier album sorti il y a maintenant une année, le rappeur suisse Stress a décidé de mettre en musique son passé, ses déboires et ses doutes. Retour sur un disque émouvant qui a fait le bonheur du public.

Avec son allure décontractée, sa casquette souvent vissée sur la tête et son regard déterminé, Andres Andrekson, alias Stress, ne mâche pas ses mots. ” Écrire ses peines est un moyen de les faire passer, mais ça les grave en toi à jamais “, clame-t-il dans ” Fuck Stress ” , un des titres phare de son nouvel album intitulé « Renaissance II », sorti dans les bacs en automne 2011.

Avec ce titre, tout comme dans l’ensemble des chansons disponibles sur ” Renaissance II “, Stress n’hésite pas à se livrer au public. Un opus donc très personnel, dans lequel l’artiste livre des bribes de son passé et de son présent, des souvenirs et des émotions jusque-là gardés secrets. En toute franchise, il n’hésite pas à se livrer au public.

Un rap engagé

Fort différent des précédents, cet album ne manquera pas de vous émouvoir. Il marque un nouveau tournant dans la ligne artistique du musicien. Avant la sortie de ” Renaissance II ” en automne 2011, le public connaissait Stress avant tout piquant, fervent dénonciateur des maux qui, selon lui, rongent notre société.

Son franc parlé en a d’ailleurs irrité plus d’un. En tête de liste, Christoph Blocher et ses acolytes de l‘UDC. Le fameux titre « Fuck Blocher », sorti en 2005, est encore dans les mémoires et même sur les lèvres de bien des citoyens aux quatre coins du pays.

Ce coup de gueule sincère et direct a donné un véritable élan à la carrière artistique de Stress. Le succès qu’a remportée la fameuse chanson qui tourne en dérision l’ancien Conseiller fédéral suisse a poussé Stress à continuer sur sa lancée, à s’exprimer sans mâcher ses mots. Une motivation qui lui a permis de développer son répertoire, d’aborder des sujets sensibles, d’oser  raconter sa vie.

Un second départ

Si le public n’a d’yeux que pour Stress et ses coups de gueule, ce dernier, de par ses nouveaux textes, rappelle que derrière le personnage médiatique se cache une véritable personne.

Un homme simple, un Estonien fuyant le communisme destructeur de sa terre natale pour s’installer dans le canton de Vaud alors qu’il n’était qu’un enfant. ” Pour nous, tout ce qui venait de l’Occident c’était quelque chose de magique ”  racontait Stress sur le plateau de la RTS lors de l’émission Pardonnez-moi le 18 septembre dernier.

Le jeune homme rêvait d’une vie meilleure, loin de chez lui. Elle ne sera pourtant pas toujours rose. Une formation à la HEC de Lausanne qui ne lui plaît guère. Un premier divorce, puis une récente séparation d’avec son épouse Mélanie Winiger, ancienne Miss Suisse. Une hernie qui a failli l’empêcher de continuer sa carrière de musicien.

Ses coups durs, Andres Andrekson a ainsi décidé de les raconter en musique à travers son nouveau disque. Son bon vieux son hip-hop teinté pour l’occasion de notes soul et même latino.Une nouvelle formule qui fait toujours autant vibrer son public. Si ce n’est pas plus encore !

Stress en concert

Un album qui se veut différent. Celui d’un nouveau départ. D’une renaissance, comme le dit si bien le titre. Un opus à découvrir au plus vite !

Pour plus d’informations sur Stress : http://www.stressmusic.com/

Retrouvez également Stress sur Facebook : http://www.facebook.com/stressmusic

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«UNE RUBRIQUE MOINS SÉRIEUSE QUE LES AUTRES»

N’oubliez pas de participer au débat à la fin de l’article!

RENCONTRE Parler de sport toute la journée, le rêve? Journaliste sportif à l‘Aargauer Zeitung, Marcel Kuchta (39 ans) présente son métier qui est aussi sa passion.

Marcel Kuchta dans les bureaux de l’Aargauer Zeitung

Raphaël Girardin et Fabien Feissli

1982, finale de la coupe de Suisse, le FC Sion affronte Bâle. Devant son poste de télévision Marcel Kuchta, 9 ans, est captivé. «Les Valaisans ont gagné 1-0, depuis ce moment je suis fan du FC Sion.» Mais le futur journaliste sportif n’est pas seulement fan du club sédunnois. Il adore le sport sous toutes ses formes. Le regarder et le raconter. Selon ses mots, il ne se jugeait «pas assez bon» pour jouer lui-même. Alors, petit déjà, il racontait le sport. «Je regardais les matchs de la Suisse et je faisais des comptes rendus».

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“Une activité ludique”

Aujourd’hui spécialisé dans le hockey et le cyclisme à l’Aargauer Zeitung, Marcel Kuchta a appris son métier sur le tas. Comme il se plaît à le dire, «Mon école c’est le terrain». Il n’a pas fait d’études et d’ailleurs ne les juge pas vraiment utiles. Ayant réussi à faire de son hobby son métier, le journaliste argovien aime le côté diversifié de son travail. Il apprécie aussi les voyages pour suivre les rencontres sportives. Certes il est souvent absent le soir, mais il trouve ça plutôt pratique. «Ainsi je suis présent la journée pour la vie de famille».

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Pour Marcel Kuchta, le journalisme sportif se distingue de ses homologues régionaux, économiques ou politiques. «Le sport reste une activité ludique. C’est avant tout des émotions que nous devons retranscrire et mettre en perspective. C’est une rubrique moins sérieuse que les autres.» Une activité dans laquelle l’Argovien s’épanouit pleinement. «J’aime raconter des histoires. L’écrit à cette qualité qu’il offre plus de possibilités pour développer un sentiment.»

Métier ou passion?

S’il avoue qu’il est plus facile pour une femme de pratiquer son métier – «face aux hommes les sportifs ont plus de peine à laisser sortir leurs émotions» – il n’est pourtant pas en reste au niveau des bons souvenirs. Des championnats du monde de hockey à Québec au cinq Tour de France qu’il a couverts, difficile pour l’Argovien d’en retenir qu’un seul. «Il y a quand même eu la finale de Wimbledon 2007 entre Federer et Nadal. Elle se disputait en marge du prologue de Londres et j’ai eu la chance d’y assister.»

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Nul doute que Marcel Kuchta a trouvé le métier de ses rêves. Des terrains de troisième ligue de ses débuts, à la fournaise du Colisée de Québec, il est toujours resté un féru de sport. Si bien qu’aussitôt la journée de travail terminée, il se pose devant sa télévision pour suivre les matches de NHL.

Quant à savoir s’il se voit finir sa vie au sein de l’Aargauer Zeitung, il n’hésite pas longtemps. «C’est difficile de trouver mieux, mais si le Tages Anzeiger ou la NZZ me faisait une offre, j’y réfléchirais sûrement à deux fois.»

Participez au débat en donnant votre avis sur les questions ci-dessous ou sur un autre élément de l’article dans la partie commentaire:

  1.  Comme le demandait Thy Nguyen, le sport est-il une rubrique exclusivement masculine? Pour les journalistes? Pour le public?
  2. Dans quel pays les journalistes sportifs vous font le plus vibrer? Et que pensez-vous de ceux de la RTS?

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