M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2018

Deadline: 12 June 2018
Open to: young journalists between 18 and 26 years from Europe, Eastern Partnership countries and Russia
Venue: 10 – 19 September 2018 Potsdam, Germany

Description

The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) is part of the renowned annual international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, Germany. It is addressed to a young generation of journalists and editors between the age of 18 of 26 from Europe, Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia. In addition to the cultivation of practical and theoretical knowledge relating to journalism and journalistic work, the workshop also seeks to generate contacts and long-term ties among participants. The workshop will be held in English. In the end, the young journalists will attend the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, uniting Europe’s top editors, commentators and media owners alongside key public figures to assess the role and impact of the media in international affairs and to promote democracy and freedom of speech.

In 2018, the workshop will be devoted to the topic of “Journalism & Political Education in the Social Web”. Political opinions are more and more formed in the social web. Driven by the development of digital media, the political debate worldwide is increasingly shifting to autonomous sub-publics on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube & Co. In order for political education offers to reach the youth especially, it is important to take advantage of the social web. How can young people be successfully addressed? How can political education work reach its target groups? It is often observed how the success of education formats is determined by their reach.

The Workshop “Journalism & Political Education in the Social Web” is set at the intersection of web video, social networks and political education work with the goal of promoting projects of political education work in the social web in Germany, Europe and in Eastern Partnership Countries. The workshop connects actors in the diverse fields of journalism, political education work, social media and web video. It presents current projects and developments, enables an international and interdisciplinary networking of the participants and provides the opportunity for a creative development of an own project.

Eligibility

Young journalists between 18 and 26 years from Europe, including Eastern Partnership countries, such as Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as from Russia, can apply by submitting their application in English.

Benefits

Costs for accommodation, transportation, and meals will be covered.

How to Apply?

The application form needs to include: an essay, a CV and a letter of motivation. Only applications in English are taken into consideration.

Please write your essay according to the following instructions:

  • Shortly define the term “political education work in the social web”;
  • Describe the possibilities and limitations of political education in your country using a concrete case (you can implement your own professional experience in the text);
  • Present some of your own ideas for a political education project that you consider relevant.

(6.000 characters maximum, including spaces)

Selected participants will be invited to a Skype interview.

Please send your application by email by 12 June 2018,12 p.m. (midnight) to Sophia Wellek, [email protected].

For more information please visit the official website.