The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is leading a series of workshops focused on journalism, new media and management for media professionals working in Jordan and the Palestinian Authority.
The workshops are part of the European Union (EU)-funded Media Neighborhood Project, a three-year training program for journalists, editors and managers from broadcast, print and digital media. It aims to strengthen journalistic skills in the areas of media independence and online media; and improve the reporting of EU social, economic and political policies within the Middle East, Eastern Europe and Caucasus. APPLY NOW>
Applicants must select one of three workshops available in each country:
1. BBC News Reporting Course (Jordan:11-13 December 2012, and Palestine: 16-18 December 2012)
- Making stories relevant and engaging for the audience
- Understanding the EU and its relationship with its neighbours
- Journalistic ethics
- Effective news gathering
- Professional interviewing techniques
2. Multi-Platform Ethical Journalism (Jordan: 9-13 December 2012, and Palestine: 9-13 December 2012)
- Basics of multi-platform journalism
- Creating professional content for online
- Techniques of mobile reporting
- Citizen journalism
- Building online communities, involving the audience
3. Media Managers and Senior Editors on Professional and Financial Independence (Jordan: 2-6 December 2012, and Palestine: 2-6 December 2012)
- Business planning and strategic marketing
- Developing practical tools – mechanics of selling advertising preparing price lists, negotiation techniques
- Effective broadcast scheduling
- Foreign desk management
- EU and its policies towards your country and region
Worskhop dates are tentative, but what is confirmed is the 23 October 2012 deadline for applications.
Send a CV to [email protected] and include a cover letter that outlines your experience and suitability. Be sure to specify the course you are applying for.
Training will be led by a consortium of international media organizations including senior journalists from the BBC and Agence France Presse (AFP). Further details (in English and in Arabic) can be found on the individual FaceBook pages made for the Jordan and Palestine programs.
Get your application in and share with others who might be eligible. This excellent opportunity to polish your media skills will make you a stronger communicator of environmental news pertinent to the Middle East.
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