"Journalism in the Digital World" is a ten-month-long course. It starts in late August and consists of attendance phases as well as e-learning phases.
By participating in the "Journalism in the Digital World" programme, Fellows acquire skills in the following fields:
- Investigative research on the internet
- Journalistic forms of presentation on the internet
- Technical production of web content
- Media ethics: freedom and responsibility online
- Economics of the web and entrepreneurial journalism
Attendance and E-Learning
The "Journalism in the Digital World" programme is a blended-learning programme. It consists of five stages: three attendance phases in Germany and two e-learning phases. In the three study stays in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin, Fellows, supported by the teaching staff, intensively acquire new journalistic skills in lectures, practical group work, discussions and visits to innovative working newsrooms. These attendance phases are separated by two e-learning phases during which Fellows create journalistic products and participate in webinars and chats at home in their own familiar working and living environment. The e-learning phase requires an average time commitment of 7 hours a week. After the end of the course, Intajour will remain in close contact with its Fellows, through alumni services.
Intajour courses are run by highly specialised lecturers and trainers from Germany and abroad, who have considerable experience with international study groups. Many Intajour lecturers work full-time for publications by Bertelsmann Group's various divisions, e.g. RTL Group, Gruner + Jahr and Random House, - while others have a different background. Intajour attaches great importance to the journalistic expertise of lecturers as well as their experience as educators.
Fellows receive a stipend from Intajour towards course fees and international travel costs. During the attendance phases Fellows are accommodated at Intajour’s expense in guesthouses or hotels and receive an adequate meals allowance.
Who can participate?
The "Journalism in the Digital World" programme is aimed at professional journalists from countries where there is a shortage of continued training of this kind. Applicants will have demonstrated their journalistic talent as a member of an editorial team or as a freelance.
Applicants should be interested in the new technical opportunities for doing research and publishing on the Internet. An understanding of the role of independent media in democratic societies is a given.
The deadline for online application is 15 June 2011.
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