On June 4-5 June 2018 , the EU-funded OPEN Media Hub Project is organising a Training on Telling an Impactful Story on EU Issues for 20 young broadcast and online journalists from Belarus.
This is a 2-day course focusingon editorial, writing and editing skills. Participating journalist will produce in real time – with existing materials available on-line and in country – a story with a specific angle on an EU-funded project or activity. They will produce appealing and informative stories editorially relevant and in a format pertinent to their outlets. The stories will be published/broadcast locally and will be made available for re-use and exchange on the Open Media Hub’s platform and website.
These editorial sessions are conceived to build and enhance the skills of the media professionals and their outlets. It will empower them to understand the basics of EU decision making and encourage participants to embed EU coverage as an editorial strand of their content with a practical approach to identify relevant elements and sources of information, data, video.
The practical implementation of the workshop aims at understanding of the resources available to tell a story on a project funded by the European Union, and to produce both broadcast and on-line outputs.
The trainers will be seasoned broadcast and online expert Zoya Charles and cameraman/editor Alek Gregorian, supported locally by Mikalai Anishchanka and the Belarus Press Club.
The training will include identifying the online remote and local resources, with hands-on Search the Money exercises. In order to be selected to attend, journalists will pitch a story on topics and themes based on country EU projects and priorities. During the training, participating crews are asked to provide their own filming and editing gear.
To apply, please fill in this application form. The deadline for applications 11:45 p.m. on June 1, 2018. Media that have participated in previous activities and signed Memoranda with the OPEN Media Hub will be considered first.