Multimedia training course for Journalist, London

Multimedia Web Tools for Journalist: How the internet can enhance craft reporting and production skills for all media
6th – 10th September 2010, London, UK

Deadline: 15/07/2010

The internet has changed the business models of traditional journalism but it has also provided journalists with a valuable set of new ways of working and new tools which can increase the scope, speed and quality of news and information reporting. More than ever before, the internet gives anyone the potential to write and comment on the issues they care about. That community of participants can be very valuable if you know how to engage with it.

* Journalists with a minimum of two years experience with a general news or specialist reporting background wanting to gain experience in new online tools to help them work smarter.
* No prior technical skills / internet training required.

The course:
* teaches newsgathering teams practical ways to take advantage of new tools and methods for finding, developing and presenting stories, together with sensible policies on how to protect against the negative aspects of an environment where anyone can be a publisher.
* is multimedia based, with examples from all branches of media, first-hand insights from industry leaders and a combination of exercises and group discussions.
* pays specific attention to simple and accessible software available over the internet, which is either or available at very low cost.  This makes it suitable for journalists with little prior training in multimedia software, those working in remote locations with little external support etc.

Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:
Full bursaries – for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Bursaries would include travel expenses (economy class), accommodation and a modest living allowance.
Part-funded bursaries – are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition who work for organisations that have limited resources for training, in this instance Thomson Reuters Foundation waives the tuition cost.
– Thomson Reuters Foundation also offers training for journalists from any region from an organisation that has the resources to fully cover the following costs of the programme: tuition fees: £200 per day (£1000 for a 5-day London course, also travel and accommodation costs and living expenses.

Application procedure

All interested participants should apply by filling the online registration and submitting following documents:
1. A biography of up to 250 words outlining the career.
2. Two recent examples of the published work, preferably relevant to the course for which they are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.
3. A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting the applicant work as a journalist.

The registration deadline is 15th July 2010.

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