M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2018 in Potsdam, Germany

M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2018 in Potsdam, Germany

Deadline: June 12, 2018

The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2018 is now open for applications. The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop (M100YEJ) is part of the renowned annual international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, Germany. It offers young journalists an intensive training and the opportunity to gain direct access to leading media personalities from all over Europe.

The workshop is addressed to a young generation of journalists and editors between the age of 18 of 26 from Europe, Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia. In addition to the cultivation of practical and theoretical knowledge relating to journalism and journalistic work, the workshop also seeks to generate contacts and long-term ties among participants. The workshop will be held in English.

In the end, the young journalists will attend the international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium in Potsdam, uniting Europe’s top editors, commentators and media owners alongside key public figures to assess the role and impact of the media in international affairs and to promote democracy and freedom of speech.

Topic 2018

In 2018, the workshop will be devoted to the topic of “Journalism & Political Education in the Social Web”.  The Workshop is set at the intersection of webvideo, social networks and political education work with the goal of promoting projects of political education work in the social web in Germany, Europe and in Eastern Partnership Countries.

The workshop connects actors in the diverse fields of journalism, political education work, social media and webvideo. It presents current projects and developments, enables an international and interdisciplinary networking of the participants and provides the opportunity for a creative development of an own project.

Eligibility

  • Young journalists between 18 and 26 years from Europe, including Eastern Partnership countries, such as Ukraine, Moldova, Georgia, Belarus, Armenia and Azerbaijan, as well as from Russia, can apply by submitting their application in English.

Application

The application form includes an essay with the following task, a CV and a letter of motivation, stating your reasons for applying for this particular workshop. Only applications in English are taken into consideration.

Please send them an essay with the following task (6.000 characters maximum, including spaces):

Shortly define the term “political education work in the social web”. Describe the possibilities and limitations of political education in your country using a concrete case (you can implement your own professional experience in the text) and present some of your own ideas for a political education project that you consider relevant. (6.000 characters maximum, including spaces)

Selected participants will be invited to a Skype interview, and then the final decisions will be made.

Please send your application by email to Sophia Wellek, s.wellek@m100potsdam.org.

For more information, visit M100 Young European Journalists Workshop.

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