Workshop “News Writing in the Digital Era” in Moscow

Deadline:  4 April 2016
Open to: journalists and freelancers from Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia
Venue: 23 – 27 April in Moscow, Russia


Perspectives,” a joint initiative of the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Fritt Ord Foundation and the Thomson Reuters Foundation is launching the training program “News writing in the digital era,” which will be held 23 – 27 April 2016 in Moscow, Russia.  The workshop’s aim is to develop skills on the actual writing and reporting of news and its promotion in the challenging environment of the digital era.

The focus of the course is on news writing and news reporting: techniques for structuring a story, tips to write clear and simple copy, techniques to recognize the relative importance of different sources, reinforcement of the basic journalist qualities of balance, accuracy and speed, tips to conduct better interviews, the correct treatment of sources and quotes, feature writing, analysis and headlines, ethics and safety. News and social media: source of information and distribution channel.

The course will help journalists recognise their good habits and provide them the time and space to work on their weak points, within a mentored framework.


  • Journalists in early and middle parts of the career with at least two years of professional experience;
  • A proven motivation to stay in the profession in the future;
  • Both journalists and freelancers working in any medium (print, online, radio or television);
  • Whose working language is Russian and who are professionally based anywhere in Russia, Eastern Europe or Central Asia.


Expenses including travel costs, hotel-accommodation and meals, small general expenses will be covered by workshop organizers. 

How to apply?

You are welcome to apply for the programme until 4 April 2016 by filling out the application form (in Russian). Journalists working for a news organization will need the consent of their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence of their collaboration with one or more media organisations which publish their works on a regular base. You will be asked to provide examples of your work.

Please note that the size of any uploaded files must not exceed 5 MB.

If you have any general inquiries, please email

For more information please visit the official website.

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