On 24-26 September 2018, the EU-funded Open Media Hub Project is organising a 3-day workshop Telling an Impactful Story on EU Issues for TV and online journalists. The course will focus on editorial, writing and editing skills.
During the course, participating journalists will focus on producing in real time, with existing materials available online 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 to their outlets in a format pertinent for news broadcasts. The stories will be broadcast/published on the outlets and will be made available on the Open Media Hub’s platform and website, for exchange between participants locally and internationally.
These editorial sessions are conceived to build and enhance the skills of the media professionals and their outlets. The training will empower them to understand the basics of EU decision making and encourage participants to embed EU coverage as an editorial strand with a practical approach to identify relevant elements and sources of information, data, and video. The sessions will also help increase understanding of the resources available to tell a story on a project funded by the European Union, to produce both broadcast and on-line outputs as part of the practical implementation of the workshop including identifying the online remote and local resources, with hands on Follow the Money exercise. Journalists will pitch a story to be selected to attend, on topics and themes based on country projects and priorities. During the training, participating crews are asked to provide their own filming and editing gear.
The trainer will be Zoya Charles and Alek Gregorian.
The deadline for applications 11:45 p.m. on September 17, 2018.