JournalstInnen-Workshop: International News Literacy


Nachrichten richtig einordnen und interpretieren: Von 30.11. bis  4.12. bietet ein fjum-Workshop JournalistInnen ein interaktives Medientraining zum Thema „International News Literacy: Understanding the Others“ an. Anmeldungen sind bis 6.11. möglich, bis 30.10. kann man sich außerdem für ein Stipendium bewerben.

forum journalismus und medien wienInternational News Literacy: Understanding the Others (30.11.2015 – 04.12.2015) is an interactive media training, designed for gaining skills and knowledge that facilitate the comprehension of international events, including wars and crises. In order to understand the events, one needs to understand local contexts, visible and invisible nuances, popular perceptions and divergent realities.

What will you learn?
Better understanding of the international news coverage, based on the following skills:

  • Evaluating information sources: traditional media, social media, governments, NGOs, think tanks, user-generated content.
  • Improving the use of social media resources.
  • Analysing the elements that influence/determine international news coverage.
  • Identifying local perceptions that influence political developments.
  • Better comprehension of war reporting.
  • Handling media from different political systems.

The training is conducted in English and German.
Maximum number of participants: 12.

Target Groups: Young journalists and junior professionals interested in international political developments; full-time master, doctoral and postdoctoral students in communication and international relations.
Selected list of speakers/trainers: Hannes Swoboda (Austrian politician), Thomas Seifert (Wiener Zeitung, Austria, deputy editor-in-chief), Melita Sunjic (UNHCR, senior communication officer), Khaled Yacoub Oweis (Reuters, senior correspondent in Syria and the Middle East), Viola Raheb (Middle East expert, University of Vienna, Austria), Diana Kachalova (Novaya Gazeta, St. Petersburg, Russian Federation, editor-in-chief), Philippe Gélie (Le Figaro, France, deputy editorial director), Georg Hoffmann-Ostenhof (Profil, Austria, columnist), Jutta Sommerbauer (Die Presse, foreign desk, specializes in Eastern Europe) and others.

Scholarships: eight (8) full and partial scholarships are available. Registration deadline for scholarship applicants:  Friday, 30 October 2015.
Eligible for scholarships: freelance and full- time journalists working for the Austrian media, NGO communication specialists, full-time graduate students, and, in exceptional cases, scholarship can be granted based on other professional achievements in line with the workshop content.
Regular Fee: 1000€ for the five day workshop (from 9.30 to 17.00).  Registration deadline:  Friday, 6 November 2015.

Detailed program, application form:

For additional information, contact: Mirjana Tomic
mirjana.tomic(at), Cell: 0676 3652 693

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