Call for Environmental Journalists- European Youth Press

Deadline: 15 March, 2013
Open to: young journalists, aged 18 to 35 who are citizens or legal residents of the following countries: Brazil, Philippines, Nigeria, Romania, Latvia and any countries in which EYP member organizations are based
Venue: São Paulo (Brazil): from the 20th to the 26th of May 2013; Lagos (Nigeria): from the 1st to the 7th of July 2013

Description

The European Youth Press is currently looking for 24 young environmental journalists to take part in the following training sessions of the “Flag it!” project:

  • in São Paulo (Brazil): from the 20th to the 26th of May 2013 (12 participants involved);
  • in Lagos (Nigeria): from the 1st to the 7th of July 2013 (12 participants involved).

The project “Flag it! – Using digital tools to map environmental issues” aims at equipping young reporters from all over the world with innovative reporting tools in order to raise awareness of global environmental challenges.

To this end 48 young journalists from Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin America, will be involved in a seven day training course which aims to bridge social media, technology and scientific information. The courses will be hosted as follows: in São Paulo (Brazil – 20/26 of May 2013), Lagos (Nigeria, 1/7 of July 2013), Manila (Philippines – 9/15 of September 2013) and Bucharest (Romania – 7/13 of October 2013).

The project is supported by the European Commission through the Youth in Action programme and will be based on the best practice provided by the Brazilian association “O Eco”.

Sessions

The participants will be involved in specific sessions on:

  • Data mining: how to explore large datasets to create stories and visualization
  • Data journalism: the whole process of using data to create stories
  • Data Visualization: using digital tools to analyze data
  • Mapping: using tools to create interactive maps
  • Crowdsourcing: how to use different sources like SMS, mobile apps, citizens reports, social networks to create one’s own story
  • Geojournalism: using geotagged content to create and illustrate one’s own story

Eligibility

The call is open to young journalists, aged 18 to 35 who are citizens or legal residents of the following countries: Brazil, Philippines, Nigeria, Romania, Latvia and any countries in which EYP member organizations are based.

The participants will be selected according to their country of residence as follow:

  • 4 participants from countries in which EYP member organizations are based;
  • 4 participants from Brazil;
  • 4 participants from Nigeria;
  • 4 participants from the Philippines;
  • 4 participants from Latvia;
  • 4 participants from Romania.

Requirements

  • Working level of English;
  • Computer literate, with a basic knowledge of social networking;
  • Proven knowledge or interest in environmental reporting;
  • Capacity to be multipliers (any involvement in local networks or organisations is viewed as an advantage).
  • Participants need to be based in the countries mentioned above.

Costs

Travel costs, accommodation and board are covered for the event. Detailed information on these costs and limits will be provided to selected participants by the organizers.

Please fill in the application form.

Applicants are required:

  • To provide their personal data, address of domicile and passport ID;
  • To upload their CV and motivation letter, in English, stating: their interest to participate to the training course and their previous experience in environmental reporting.
  • To provide a list of links with media samples;
  • A letter of support from a relevant media (this may include school newspapers and/or proof of active participation in blogs, social networks, etc.) will be considered an asset.

The deadline for applications is Friday the 15th of March 2013 (23:59 CET).

Any questions related to the present call of participants can be addressed to:[email protected]

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