Deadline: 30 October 2015
Open to: young journalists and junior professionals interested in international political developments; full-time master, doctoral and postdoctoral students in communication and international relations
Scholarship: 8 full and partial scholarships are available for workshop attendance
The five-day International News Literacy workshop focuses on interactive training and discussions, designed for gaining skills and knowledge that facilitate the interpretation of international events, including wars and crises. While the challenges of covering the United States of America, the Russian Federation and the Middle East will be scrutinised, examples will be drawn from other parts of the world, especially Europe. The training is conducted in English and German.
The workshop is aimed for young journalists and junior professionals interested in international political developments; full-time master, doctoral and postdoctoral students in communication and international relations. (Minimum 2 years of working experience is required. Working in the foreign news department is not a prerequisite.)
Costs and Scholarships
The regular fee for the five day workshop (from 9.30 to 17.00) is 1000€. Maximum number of participants is 12. Registration deadline for paying participants is Friday, 6 November 2015.
Eight full and partial scholarships are available for freelance (up to 100% grant) and full- time journalists working for the Austrian media, Vienna-based NGO communication specialists, full-time graduate students, and, in exceptional cases, scholarship can be granted based on other professional achievements in line with the workshop content. Scholarship does not cover travel and lodging costs.
What will you learn?
The workshop constructs the analytical framework for improved comprehension of the international news coverage, based on the following skills:
- Evaluating information sources: traditional media, social media, governments, NGOs, think tanks, user-generated content;
- Improving the use of social media resources;
- Analysing the elements that influence/determine international news coverage;
- Identifying local perceptions that influence political developments;
- Better comprehension of war reporting;
- Handling media from different political systems.
How to apply?
To apply for scholarship please fill out online application form. Registration deadline for scholarship applicants: Friday, 30 October 2015.
For more information visit the official website.