Call for Applications: Multimedia and Online Journalism

The rise of new digital technologies and platforms is changing the face of journalism. And as traditional publishers and radio/TV broadcasters go online, journalists need to be trained accordingly. They have to be able to work in a variety of mediums, learn new ways of expression and be equipped to use new technologies.

The DW Akademie workshop "Multimedia and Online Journalism" offers 10 journalists working in southern African countries the opportunity to learn new skills during a ten-day workshop taking place at the IAJ from 10 – 23 August 2013. Participants will benefit from the expertise of DW Akademie trainers and also from the experiences of their counterparts from other African nations

Interested applicants should complete the attached application forms and return to Leela Parbhoo.

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Postal address: P. O. Box 2544, Houghton, 2041

 

Deadline for submission of applications: 12 July 2013

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

What is the purpose of the multimedia and online workshop?

The rise of new digital technologies and platforms is changing the face of journalism. And as traditional publishers and radio/TV broadcasters go online, journalists need to be trained accordingly. They have to be able to work in a variety of mediums, learn new ways of expression and be equipped to use new technologies.

The DW Akademie workshop "Multimedia and Online Journalism" offers 10 journalists working in southern African countries the opportunity to learn new skills during a ten-day workshop. Participants will benefit from the expertise of DW Akademie trainers and also from the experiences of their counterparts from other African nations.

Who can apply?

Experienced journalists working in television, radio, print or online media are invited to apply. The participants should have at least four years of professional experience and their media organization should already have, or be planning to have, an online portal. All participants must be able to work independently as journalists.

What will the participants learn?

The aim of the project is to introduce participants to the basics of multimedia and online journalism through a combination of seminar work and practical exercises. Gaining practical experience is a priority in this workshop and the participants will work together to produce a blog incorporating various online formats. They will also receive an introduction to mobile journalism.

Who is DW Akademie?

DW Akademie is Germany's international media development and journalism training organization. A publicly funded institution, DW Akademie has nearly 50 years of experience in international journalism training. Every year around 3,000 individuals take part in DW Akademie’s training and workshop programs.