News archive - [Event Announcement] BIRN Summer School 2017 - Register before 15 August !

The school brings together some of the world’s best journalists and trainers for six-days in Mlini, a fishing village on the outskirts of the UNESCO-recognised city. Between August 20 and 26, reporters will have the opportunities to learn cutting-edge investigation skills while enjoying the delights of Adriatic Sea

Reuters’ editor Blake Morrison, three times finalist for Pulitzer investigative award, has been appointed lead trainer, and will be joined by multiple-award-winning reporter/editor Miranda Patrucic from the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project and Henk van Ess, an expert in Open Source Investigative Journalism, among others.

As part of the school, you will learn how to dig for data, convince difficult sources to talk, transform your research into sparking prose and harness the power of videos.

Tutorial Summer School:

The training will provide a wealth of knowledge for both inexperienced and experienced investigative journalist. After training in the morning for all participants, break-out sessions in the afternoon will give you the choice to focus on certain, niche subjects. BIRN is also introducing working lunches, during which experienced investigative journalists will be on hand to impart their tricks and advise younger colleagues.

Investigative Story Fund:

The 30 reporters selected to take part, of which 20 will hail from the Balkans, will work together in groups throughout the week to develop an idea for a hard-hitting investigation, which will be presented to a panel of judges on the final day.

The three best story ideas will be awarded with funds ranging from 1,000 to 3,000 euros. Journalists will be guided by the lead trainer and BIRN’s investigative editor.#

Who is it for?

Mid-career journalists who have experience in investigative reporting and who have been carrying out investigations for at least three years.

Experienced journalists who want to learn new trends and work with their younger colleagues.

Editors interested in encouraging investigative reporting in their media outlets.

Representatives of higher education establishments interested in incorporating investigative journalism into their curriculum.

International correspondents from the Balkans or elsewhere who are interested in finding out about the challenges faced by their regional colleagues.

Representatives of organisations involved in the fight against organised crime and corruption.

Working language

English

Scholarships for journalists from the Balkans

A limited number of full scholarships will be available to exceptional candidates. These will be awarded on merit and needs and may include an additional cover of up to €100 in travel cost.

Early bird fee

Applications received by 15 July will be charged a reduced fee of 650 euros.

Fees

The course fee of 790 euros is all-inclusive, covering tuition, rooms and all meals. The fee also includes BIRN’s published textbook “Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans”.

Eligibility criteria for Scholarships

Journalists from Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania and Serbia with at least three years of experience in journalism.

Applicants must supply a sample of their published work translated into English.

Application Deadline

Applications for scholarships had to be received by July 31, 2017.

Standard applications (for non-scholarship applicants) must be received by August 15, 2017.

All participants will receive a BIRN Summer School certificate.

Application procedure for all applicants

Completed application form

Letter of motivation

C.V.

Sample of work (for scholarship applicants only)

 
Source and further information: BIRN
 
Country
Croatia
Geographical focus
  • Croatia
  • WBC
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General
  • Humanities
  • Social Sciences

Entry created by Giorgio Piccirillo on August 8, 2017
Modified on August 8, 2017