On 19-21 August 2018 , the OPEN Media Hub is organising a three-day workshop on Telling an Impactful Story on EU issues for TV and online journalists from Palestine. 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 and online publications. 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 of their content with a practical approach to identifying relevant elements and sources of information, data and video. Understanding the resources available to tell a story on a project funded by the European Union, to produce both broadcast and on-line outputs are a part of the practical implementation of the workshop.
The trainers will be Simon Hustings and Walid Batrawi.
The workshop will incude 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 the country’s projects and priorities. During the training, participating crews are asked to provide their own filming and editing gear.
The deadline for applications 11:45 p.m. on August 12, 2018. Media that have participated in previous activities and signed Memoranda with OPEN Media Hub will be considered first.