Date: July 6, 2024 – July 21, 2024 Location: Prague, Czech Republic
Whether your dream is to work as a journalist parachuting into foreign lands, or as an activist, advocating for resolutions to global issues, our foreign reporting course will prepare you for whatever lays ahead. Not only will you learn the tips of the trade directly from working foreign correspondents, you will pursue an actual story on the streets of Prague. Don’t worry – you will receive extensive coaching both before your arrival and as you research and write your assignment. We’ll give you advice on structuring your story, locating quality sources, and incorporating multimedia, including video and photos. We’ll help in setting up interviews and finding interpreters if you need them. And once you’re done, we’ll give you valuable, detailed feedback on all your work. By the conclusion of your 15 days with us, you will end up with a memorable, real-life experience and, just as importantly, a publishable piece of foreign reporting to get you started in an exciting career as a journalist or telling stories on behalf of an NGO. You will also have gained valuable insights into how and why certain foreign affairs stories get published, as well as an understanding of the transition of the media in Central Europe through visits to some of the most prominent media institutions based in Prague. See the course curriculum here. If you have a passion for this line of work and want to acquire some practical skills, join us for thisforeign reportingcourse in July 2024!Join our upcoming Information session to learn more! November 29, 2023 at 02:30 PM EST/8:30 PM CET.
The course fee includes the following expenses:
Tuition for the course
Tuition for the pre-course, online learning component
Accommodation in twin rooms (including breakfast, wifi) at **** Marriott Courtyard Prague Flora hotel near the centre of Prague – Lucemburska 46, Prague 3, 13000 – (check in July 6th and check out July 21th)
City transportation pass for Prague
Select group social event
The course fee does NOT include the following expenses:
Transportation to Prague
Lunch and dinner in Prague (other than those indicated in curriculum)
Visa fees (if applicable), travel and health insurance, or personal expenses.
Hi there. This is our stand-alone journalism training package. Our modules were designed after a series of live events held in the fall of 2022 for hundreds of journalists across Europe. These short, to the point modules provide a great way to learn some of the most in-demand topics. There is no need to enroll in endless courses. We offer modules that can be completed within 60 minutes. They are interactive and fun.
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Free online course in Solutions Journalism
In this two-hour course, the Transitions team, aided by resources from the Solutions Journalism Network, will introduce you to the practice of solutions journalism. This course consists of five lessons, several interactive exercises, a short video on how to do SoJo, and links to additional resources. By the end of this course, you will be able to:
1) Define solutions journalism and identify SoJo “imposters”; 2) Explain the key criteria of solutions journalism; 3) Get started on a SoJo story; and 4) Know how to pitch a solutions-oriented story.
After completing the course, you can pass the quiz and obtain a downloadable certificate (the certificate is subject to a 15 USD issuing fee).
In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to the step-by-step guide for debunking misleading information, led by expert John Cook. This lesson consists of a short explanation video, step-by-step instructions on how to do the most efficient debunking, and an interactive exercise to test your debunking skills.
In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to a fact-checking process by expert Fergus Bell. This lesson consists of a short explanation video, a step-by-step guide on how to structure a fact-checking process, and an interactive exercise to test your fact-checking skills and knowledge.
In this 30-minute mini-course, you will be introduced to the basics of science journalism which will include best practices when dealing with scientists and experts, as well as covering scientific topics as a journalist. Led by experienced science journalist Mićo Tatalović, this lesson consists of a short explanation video, some basic rules and considerations specific to reporting on scientific topics and the process of science, and an interactive simulation exercise to test your knowledge on doing scientific journalism.
Learn the Latest Tools and Tactics for Identifying Fake News and Propaganda From Top Experts in the Field
Fake news, misinformation, disinformation, propaganda — no matter what you call it, it’s clear that we have a major problem on our hands. As thousands are misled every day, affecting elections, attitudes, businesses, and more, the importance for each of us to improve our skills at detecting the spread of untrue information has grown. This is an intensive, e-learning course — led by one of Europe’s leading experts in digital verification — to teach you how to effectively recognize fake news and expose inaccuracies through training in the latest online tools and techniques. Participants will also gain a background in the roots of disinformation and how it works, as well as best practices in debunking and communicating the truth around misinformation.