Call for the applications to the Perspektivy workshops series is now closed
The core activity concerns the actual writing and reporting of news, as practiced by Reuters and other global agencies. Practical exercises form the core of the programme, with an emphasis on improving basic reporting and writing skills including accuracy, impartiality, speed, clarity and structure, whilst understanding the principles of developing text for web-media.
The course will help journalists recognise their good habits and provide them the time and space to work on their weak points, within a mentored framework.
The focus of the course is on news writing and news reporting: techniques for structuring a story, tips to write clear and simple copy, analysis and headlines, reinforcement of the basic journalist qualities of balance, accuracy and speed, tips on conducting better interviews, techniques to recognize the relative importance of different sources, and the correct treatment of sources and quotes.
Programme dates for the workshop sessions:
16-18 November: “Reporting news in the digital era”
14-16 December: “Theory and practice of interviews, working with sources of information for use in the digital media”
In between two sessions participants will have a field exercise to implement joint multimedia project. They could be supported with research trips to each others region if required for the exercises. Watch the video on participants experience on multinational team work and have a look to the project result.
In addition to workshops participants will be offered with newsroom tours and meetings journalists and editors of national and global media.
Preliminary choice of places for workshops is Armenia and Georgia. It might be changed considering logistics and visas restrictions of selected candidates.
Working language is Russian.
Participation is free of charge.
Expenses including travel costs, hotel-accommodation and meals, and small general expenses will be covered by workshops organisers.
Applications are now closed.
Results will be announced on the 10th October 2018. You will receive information on your e-mails provided in the application form.
Please note that the size of any uploaded files must not exceed 5 MB.
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Perspektivy is a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation.
Watch participant's feedback about Perspektivy's workshop in Spring 2018
Read the interview with the main trainer
Watch the video to get an idea how Perspektivy's workshops work
Read participant's feedback for recent Autumn 2017 workshop
Read participant's feedback about Perspektivy's workshop in Spring 2016