We would like to invite you to a two-part online workshop for journalists that is followed by a micro-grant and mentoring program supporting local solutions journalism production in Central & Eastern Europe.
Solutions journalism – introductory session (in English)
You will learn what solutions journalism is, and what it is not, and why you should bring solutions journalism into your reporting practice. We will make a quick analysis of a solutions journalism story, and discuss how to distinguish good solutions journalism stories.
Conditions of the microgrant and mentoring program will be presented.
WHEN: Thursday 4 February 2021, 15:00 – 16:00 CET
WHERE: Zoom platform
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How to do solutions journalism – advanced session (English + local languages)
At this webinar you will learn the nitty gritty about how to do solutions journalism including:
- Where to look for solutions stories,
- how to structure a solutions story,
- how to prepare a good solutions story pitch? We will feature local SJ examples from particular countries.
This session is for reporters and newsrooms already familiar with the solutions journalism approach and interested in making their own solutions story.
This training is strongly recommended for journalists interested in the Microgrant & Mentoring Program.
The following country-specific workshops featuring local examples of solutions journalism will take place:
UKRAINE – Tuesday, 9 February, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in English + local language support)
POLAND – Wednesday, 10 February, 10:00 – 11:00 CET (in English + local language support)
SLOVAK & CZECH – Wednesday, 10 February, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in Czech)
BOSNIA & HERZEGOVINA – Thursday, 11 February, 15:00 – 16:00 CET (in English + local language support)
WHERE: Zoom platform – a link will be distributed to registrants to the first part of the workshop.
Micro-grants & mentoring
The webinar participants are invited to take part in the micro-grant & mentoring program supporting local solutions journalism production in Central & Eastern Europe. This support is designed for journalists who want to do rigorous reporting and bring inspiration and working models from other places that are facing similar social challenges to their communities to help them respond to their problems.
Participation in the online training is strongly recommended for journalists interested in applying within the micro-grant & mentoring program. Both, members of the newsrooms and freelancers, are entitled to pitch their story ideas.
In addition to financial support, we also offer mentoring during the entire production of the article to achieve the highest possible quality.
More information about the terms and conditions will be published here on 10 February.