M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2014 in Potsdam, Germany

M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2014 in Potsdam, Germany

Deadline: June 23, 2014

Young journalists from across Europe are invited to apply for the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2014 taking place from 8-13 September 2014 in Germany. This year’s Workshop will consider the theme of ‘Data-driven Journalism’ (DDJ). In cooperation with the Potsdam University of Applied Sciences and the Hasso Plattner Institute in Potsdam, the participants will be taught about the basic applications and technologies of data-driven journalism.

The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop aims to introduce selected participants to both sides of dealing with data: both the technical principles as well as the professional, responsible use of data and its benefits, but also the risks faced every day as a journalist. Not least, participation in the M100 Sanssouci Colloquium, which will be attended by 50 to 60 senior editors, academics, bloggers, politicians and representatives of major Internet companies from Europe and the USA on 12 September 2014. The subject of ‘Media Freedom in the Era of Big Data’ will be discussed in two sessions, giving the participants a deeper insight and knowledge of this subject.

Benefits

The organisers of the M100 Young European Journalists Workshop will cover accommodation and board during the workshop. A travel allowance is provided. The workshop will be held in English. 20 to 25 participants will be selected from among the applicants and invited to Potsdam from 7 September (arrival) to 14 September 2014 (departure).

Eligibility

The workshop is open to young journalists between 18 and 26 years old from all over Europe (including non-EU countries) can apply.

How to Apply

Young journalists between 18 and 26 years old from all over Europe (including non-EU countries) can apply by submitting a text in English (1.000 signs maximum) and the following task:

“Data and Journalism in my country”. Describe your own experiences, your knowledge and your personal data handling; what you are associating with data, if and how you are using them in your (journalistic) work, if you see more advantages or disadvantages in using data and what significance the issue “Big Data” has in your country.

Please include a brief CV (with a photo) and motivational statement in your application, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop (both in English). Send your application in by 23 June 2014 to Ms Sabine Sasse, s.sasse(at)m100potsdam.org.

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