ICFJ seeks journos’ application for media workshop in Patna

By Abha Manakatala - Fri Apr 01, 12:15 pm

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The Washington based International Centre for Journalists(ICFJ) has sought application from journalists who are ready to attend the media workshop in Patna in May this year.

To attend it,application has to be filed before April 3.

Here are the details.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is at the forefront of the news revolution. Their programs empower journalists and engage citizens with new technologies and best practices. ICFJ’s networks of reporters and media entrepreneurs are transforming the field. They believe that better journalism leads to better lives.

Over the past 32 years, ICFJ has worked with more than 92,000 professional and citizen journalists and media managers from 180 countries. They work with strong local partners and a network of dedicated alumni. ICFJ does more than train journalists. They launch news organizations, media associations, journalism schools and news products. With a focus on innovation, they have formed networks of citizen journalists who are using new mobile services to engage underserved communities in India, Indonesia and Ghana. They are helping journalists aggregate data for digital maps that they can use to track pollution in the Amazon rainforest. And they organized the first Africa News Innovation Challenge to solve digital bottlenecks and create new applications for use in newsrooms across the continent.

Flagship Programs of ICFJ

Knight International Journalism Fellowships are designed to instill a culture of news innovation and experimentation worldwide. The goal is to seed new ideas and services that deepen coverage, expand news delivery and bring citizens into the editorial process. The Fellows partner with newsrooms, startups and other organizations to help them quickly adopt or invent technology. They work in key areas such as mobile services, data mining, storytelling and social media.

The program is funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. The Fellows build on past successes in the Knight program, which has a strong record of achieving impact. They work in countries where there is a good opportunity to create the news media of the future.

With additional support from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Knight Fellows are empowering journalists in sub-Saharan Africa to use the latest digital tools to tell compelling stories on health and development issues.

The International Journalists’ Network keeps their audience up to date on the latest global media trends, resources and training opportunities.

ICFJ Anywhere is the global source for online journalism education taught by seasoned professionals. Thousands of participants have studied subjects such as digital media, investigative journalism and religion reporting. Courses are offered in a variety of languages.
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Apply Now: Learn How to Use Digital Tools to Improve Your Reporting

In the spring of 2016 the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of the U.S. Consulate Kolkata and the U.S. Department of State, will partner with universities in Kolkata and Patna to train local journalists and journalism students in Eastern India during workshops that coincide with World Press Freedom Day.
The program is open to:

· Mid-career journalists working at either English or vernacular-language media organizations in Patna (Bihar) and Kolkata (West Bengal).

· Students currently studying journalism at a college or university.

· Applicants must be residents of Bengal or Bihar in order to attend each workshop in Kolkata or Patna.

· Applicants should demonstrate experience in public interest reporting.

· Journalists, editors or producers employed by print, broadcast or online media are welcome to apply.

· Freelance journalists with a history of publication may also apply.

The program will bring together a panel of U.S. experts to train a total of 120 journalists on how to harness the power of digital tools in order to improve public service reporting. Topics that will be covered in the training program in each city include:

· journalism standards

· ethics

· data-drive investigative reporting

· multi-media

· social media

· citizen journalism

· public interest storytelling

Participants will also be asked to highlight a community issue they would like to cover more effectively. They will use these ideas as a template during the sessions and will be encouraged to continue reporting on the story after the training session ends. Journalists will work with trainers during the workshops to create reporting projects that will incorporate both digital and citizen journalism practices. Participants will be put in touch with each other and the U.S. trainers via email and social media platforms to receive feedback on completing their individual projects.

To apply,go to -www.tfaforms.com

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