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Course Multimedia and online journalism


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Course Multimedia and online journalism

  1. 1. Organised by:International Institute for Journalism (IIJ)Multimedia and Online Journalismin Berlin | Germany | June 4 to August 3, 2012 Programme Announcement 7612905500
  2. 2. standards of multimedia journalists. It seeks Working methods to assist publishing and media houses in the partner countries of the German development The course will be conducted in English and cooperation, which have started or are about to divided into three main sections: start online editions of their newspapers. Thus, the course also means to counteract the global n Participants are given profound introductions digital divide. It is an answer to the increasing to different aspects of online journalism. demand for well-trained online journalists n The knowledge is deepened during a one-week who understand the technical features and the study tour through various online newsrooms journalistic opportunities of this digital medium. of German media houses. n The participants will practice and apply the After completion of the course participants: new skills during a production phase: they Course announcement will plan, design, programme and produce a n will understand the technological background website covering development issues. The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of of the Internet and multimedia news reporting GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale and editing; Zusammenarbeit GmbH announces a training n will have enhanced their skills in online course on “Multimedia and Online Journalism” research, online design, writing for the web to be held in Berlin, Germany, from June 4 to and in multimedia storytelling; August 3, 2012. The following information is to n will have discussed business models and provide details on the programme, admission funding strategies for news sites requirements and organisational issues. n will have studied the political framework governing the Internet. Course objectives and outline Course contents The transition from print to online journalism is in full progress: Media houses are transforming n Analysing media websites: design, usability, their news operations and reviewing all aspects interactivity from business models to storytelling formats. n Basics of Internet technology The merging of online-print newsrooms, the n Writing for the web new methods of multimedia reporting as well n Photo editing with Photoshop as the new possibilities of mobile reporting n Producing audio files challenge journalists‘ professional skills and n Video shooting and editing Admission requirements editorial management. The Internet and online n Multimedia storytelling journalism have more and more the potential to n Strategies for efficient online research The programme is open to journalists from increase transparency and political participation n Economics for news sites newspapers, magazines, news agencies and of the civil society, and thus to foster economic n Discussing the politics of the Internet and its online publications from the following countries: and social development worldwide. potential for social and economic development n Raising awareness of Internet security, e-rights Afghanistan, Egypt, Jordan, Rwanda, Senegal, The training programme of the IIJ aims at and media ethics. Uzbekistan. strengthening the professional skills and ethical2
  3. 3. Preference is given to applicants who work for Closing date for applications is Miscellaneousonline editions or who are to take up such work in March 30, 2012.the near future. It is expected that the participants are granted leave for the duration of their stay and thatThey should Certificate their salaries will continue to be paid to ensuren have a minimum of five years of professional maintenance of their dependants. GIZ points experience; Upon completion of the full programme out that participants are expected to be in goodn have a strong interest in new media in general participants will be granted a Certificate of health to attend the course. A health insurance and online journalism in particular; Attendance. will be provided which will, however, only covern have good computer skills; acute illnesses during the course. For technicaln be proficient in English. Venue and organisational reasons it is not possible for participants to be accompanied by familyWomen journalists are particularly encouraged The course will be held in the IIJ-premises in apply. Berlin, Germany.Respective forms and advice on further Accommodationprocedures can be obtained directly from theIIJ (see e-mail addresses below). Usually, all Participants will be accommodated in aapplication documents will have to be submitted guesthouse. GIZ will provide accommodation,to the IIJ via the respective German Embassy or a daily allowance to cover meals, and a seasonthe GIZ Regional Office in the home country of ticket for public transport during the period of Kindly address any inquiries to the German Embassy /the applicant. Please note that the embassies the course. All other expenses will have to be GIZ-Regional Office in your home country, or to:might set an earlier application deadline. borne by the participants themselves. International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ International flight arrangements Ms Britta Scholtys | Mr Eberhard Pflieger Stresemannstr. 92 | 10963 Berlin | Germany The international travel costs to and from Berlin Phone: +49 30 43 996-312/-215 are expected to be borne by the employers of Fax: +49 30 43 996-260 successful applicants. In well founded individual cases and unless otherwise stipulated in the bilateral agreement between the Federal Republic of Germany and the home country of the proposed participant, GIZ is in a position to provide return tickets to Berlin from the nearest international airport in the respective home country. A change of such reservations may imply extra costs which will not be covered by GIZ. Other expenses in the respective home country for travelling abroad will not be covered by GIZ. 3
  4. 4. International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) The International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit was founded in 1962. It seeks to enhance the professional performance of print and online media as well as journalism training centres in developing countries and countries in transition. Published by The IIJ capacity building programme utilises various instruments for Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH organisational and human resource development, including advanced training, dialogue, networking activities as well as advisory services for media Registered offices houses and media schools. The programme focuses on political and conflict Bonn and Eschborn, Germany sensitive reporting, economics and business journalism, environmental reporting as well as on multimedia journalism and media management. International Institute for Journalism (IIJ) of GIZ Europahaus The aim of the IIJ programme is to strengthen the freedom of expression Stresemannstraße 92 in partner countries of the German development cooperation and to thus 10963 Berlin | Germany improve the conditions for democratisation and economic and social Tel. +49 (0) 30 43 996-297 development. In this capacity, the IIJ represents a key pillar in the media Fax +49 (0) 30 43 996-260 development work of the Federal Government of Germany and in particular of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). The IIJ programme is implemented both in Germany and in the partner countries where the IIJ cooperates with regional journalism training On behalf of institutions. A high proportion of the IIJ alumni hold senior positions in the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ); media industry throughout the world. Division 311, Education, Mr. Roland Lindenthal Design Andreas Hesse, Berlin Berlin, February 2012 GIZ is responsible for the content of this publication. Addresses of the BMZ office Bonn Office Berlin Office Dahlmannstraße 4 Stresemannstraße 94 53113 Bonn | Germany 10963 Berlin | Germany Tel. + 49 (0) 228 99 535 - 0 Tel. +49 (0) 30 18 535 - 0 Fax + 49 (0) 228 99 535 - 3500 Fax +49 (0) 30 18 535 - 2501 www.bmz.de4