Applications deadline: May 6, 2018
The Bakala Foundation Journey Journalism Bootcamp program is aimed at giving aspiring journalists real-world training that will help them pursue successful careers. The course is a mix of lectures and exercises where students will learn by doing under the supervision of . We have hosted lecturers from the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, ProPublica, Reuters, Storyful, Mashable.com and the Wall Street Journal.
- Journalism or media studies students who have finished at least two semesters of university education and who show strong interest in reporting and news writing;
- Students of related study programs who have shown deep interest in journalism and have work experience in journalism.
What skills will you learn during Journey?
- Researching a story in an organized, planned-out timely manner;
- Identifying, cultivating and effectively using sources;
- Navigating social media and verifying information shared via social media;
- Real-time field reporting and writing;
- Working with an editor to produce a long-form story.
What are the outcomes of Journey?
- You will create news content for various platforms – print, TV, online, radio;
- You will learn to deliver stories under strict deadline;
- You will work under experienced journalists on an assigned topic;
- You will learn to recognize and follow all the crucial stages of researching and writing a news story.
You can expect to leave with…
- Experience of crafting a long-form story that includes text and visual components;
- Experience in field reporting in a foreign country;
- Better knowledge of best journalism practices and reporting ethics;
- Networking opportunities with fellow program participants and international journalists.
Students accepted into the program will receive a full scholarship covering the costs associated with their participation in the program. The scholarship covers room and board, travel costs, visa related expenses and study materials.
Working language of the program is English and students are expected to have a very good command of English language.
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