Building Bridges in Journalism

Building Bridges in Journalism: Crafting and Collaborating on Cross-border Investigations

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Date: June 10, 2024
Location: Online

Are you a European journalist looking to explore local issues with potential cross-border impact? Join us for an insightful workshop hosted by Journalism Fund Europe and Transitions, where you’ll learn practical strategies for successful cross-border journalism collaborations and grant applications.

This insightful zoom workshop will equip you with strategies for:

✅ Forming effective international reporting partnerships

✅ Developing compelling cross-border story ideas

✅ Navigating grant applications for cross-border projects

Date: June 10, 2024

Time: 4:00 PM CET

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One of our distinguished trainers is Ingrid Gercama, a freelance investigative journalist based in the Netherlands. Ingrid covers cross-border environmental and trade stories in Eastern Europe and Africa. Her work has been featured in media outlets across over fifteen countries, including The Guardian, Süddeutsche Zeitung, De Groene Amsterdammer, and NRC Handelsblad. Ingrid is an International Press Institute Fellow and has been recognized with various reporting grants for her outstanding contributions to journalism. Notably, she won the Lorenzo Natali Media Prize in 2015, was shortlisted for the Fetisov Journalism Awards in 2021, and was nominated for the True Story Awards in 2024.

Whether you aim to apply for grants or broaden your reporting scope, our expert-led session promises to elevate your cross-border journalism skills. We look forward to your participation!

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Inclusive Media Literacy

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Date: June 12, 2024
Location: Online

Professionals in media, journalism, education, and related fields – this event is for you! 

We invite you to an insightful online professional development opportunity: “Inclusive Media Literacy: Engaging the Elderly Across the Visegrad Region.”

This collaborative event brings together organizations from the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Poland, and Hungary, showcasing strategies and lessons learned from a groundbreaking media literacy project tailored for elderly people.

Through practical case studies and honest reflections, you’ll gain valuable insights into:

✅ Tailoring programs for the elderly/senior audience

✅ Fostering trust, engagement & participation

✅ Leveraging local contexts for greater impact

✅ Best practices for sustaining long-term initiatives

Date: June 12, 2024

Time: 2:30 PM CET

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To give you a taste of our approach, we’ve included a short video that showcases one of our activities demonstrating how we engage elderly audiences. Full info.

If you are interested in future training opportunities with Transitions, follow as at @TransitionsMag on Twitter, sign up to the newsletter or email education@tol.org.

From Disinformation to Empowerment: Tactics for Thriving in an Era of Information Disorder

Online Workshop Series
May 9, 16, 20, 2024

transitionsmedia.org/EUandMe2024

Have you ever wondered:

  • How to fact-check false claims around elections and explain your findings to those who distrust official channels and media?
  • How to transform negative impact of disinformation into positive action?
  • How to effectively defend yourself and your cause from disinformation actors?
  • How to address and support vulnerable groups lost in the digital maze?
  • If there’s a way AI could simplify all of the above for you?
  • Whether mastering these skills could open new career opportunities for you?

If these questions spark your curiosity, then you’re exactly where you need to be.

Brought to you by Transitions, part of the innovative “Just EU and Me” project, this series is a an important opportunity for active Europeans like you. As champions of independent journalism and top journalism training, we’ve crafted these workshops to help you navigate the complexities of today’s information disorder with confidence and skill.

What You’ll Gain:

  • Critical Evaluation Skills: Learn to sift through information like a pro, debunk misinformation, and prepare yourself to counter false narratives with clarity.
  • Advanced Communication Techniques: Master the art of persuasive communication, helping those influenced by misinformation find their way in the jungle.
  • Psychological Insights and Media Literacy: Delve into the impacts of media on the mind. Empower yourself and others with the resilience and critical thinking skills necessary in today’s digital landscape.

Why It Matters:

Designed with your role as an active citizen in mind, this series is more than just workshops—it’s a commitment to empowering you with the strategies, insights, and AI tools necessary to fight disinformation. Step up to advance your media literacy, boost your confidence in navigating information, and make a meaningful difference in your community and professional journey.

Join us for 6 hours of learning on ZOOM, split over 3 online sessions, each packed with practical tools, strategies, and expert insights.

Meet Your Guides:

Session #1: “Mastering News Literacy: Tested Approaches That Work”

Date & Time: Thu 9th May, 3 PM – 5 PM CET

Trainer: Jaroslav Valuch

Focus: Equip yourself with the tools for evaluating media sources, fact-checking, debunking, prebunking and extending help to those impacted by misinformation.

Jaroslav Valuch has over 15 years of experience in media literacy, strategic communication, and countering disinformation. His work, which blends academic insight with practical application, extends to consulting for various regions, governments, NGOs, journalists, and fact-checkers globally. He is a top expert in crisis communication and anti-hate speech initiatives.

Session #2: “AI Practically: Enhancing Information Navigation and Disinformation Debunking with AI Tools”

Date & Time: Thu 16th May, 3 PM – 5 PM CET

Trainer: Tomáš Titěra

Focus: Discover how AI can be leveraged to clarify truth and refine communication, especially for reaching and supporting minority and vulnerable groups.

Tomáš Titěra, holding a Master’s in New Media Studies, is a pioneer at the intersection of education and digital innovation. As a teacher and technology expert, he has led the way in utilizing AI to combat misinformation. His approach provides fresh, effective strategies for tackling digital challenges.

Session #3: “Mindful Media: Empowering Audiences through Media Literacy and Neuroscience”

Date & Time: Mon 20th May, 3 PM – 5 PM CET

Trainers: Diana Filimon and Allen Arthur

Focus: Merge the insights of media literacy with neuroscience to educate and empower, understanding the cognitive effects of misinformation.

Diana Filimon, CEO and founder of the Forum Apulum Association, focuses on empowering youth with digital literacy and critical thinking. A key figure in the Digital Communication Network Global, she drives initiatives that educate and engage young people across various regions.

Allen Arthur combines journalism expertise with neuroscience insights to address media’s societal impact. His engagement work with the Solutions Journalism Network and diverse communities, including incarcerated individuals, enriches his approach to media literacy and solutions-focused reporting.

Interested? Go ahead and register!

Attendance certificate available for those attending more that 70% of sessions length. For more information, contact jaroslav.valuch@tol.org.