Summer School ‘Journalism in the Digital Age’ (deadline: 12 June 2016)

11-15 July 2016 – European University Institute, Florence, Italy

Building on its successful experience of previous years, this year’s Summer School will offer the opportunity to around 20 journalists and media practitioners to learn about the latest policy, market and professional trends in the area as well as to share their experiences, ideas and points of view.

The Summer School is organised by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute (EUI).

The Summer School programme is structured around keynote presentations by distinguished experts and follow-up interactive sessions.

Topics include:

  • Freedom of Expression, Pluralism and the Changing Media: Legal Perspectives
  • Media Economy, Journalism and Pluralism
  • Social and Political Impact of Journalism
  • Practice Day: Online investigative journalism and social media verification
  • Internet Freedom, Digital Journalism, Transnational Investigative Journalism


The Summer School is open to journalists and other stakeholders in the media industry, We aim to have participants from a variety of countries and backgrounds. The selection of participants will be made by the CMPF based on the information provided in the application form.

Academics affiliated to CMPF and renowned experts and journalists. You can also see the last year’s programme here.


Fee: €1000. The fees include: 5 nights’ hotel accommodation, all tuition, all course materials, access to the EUI library, w-ifi access at the EUI, social activities, lunches and coffee breaks on lecture days.

We offer fifteen (15) full scholarships for participants of our Summer School for Journalists and Media Professionals. The scholarships cover the following: travel expenses (up to 400 EUR), accommodation for 5 nights, all course materials, access to the EUI library, Wi-Fi access at the EUI, social activities, lunches and coffee breaks on lecture days. The scholarships are available for outstanding candidates by application only. Please note that unsuccessful applicants for these places will not be considered for a fee-paying place at the school. Scholarships are not intended for participants who can be funded by their own institutions.


Shared knowledge of common European journalistic professional rights and rules; up-to-date overview of the legal principles governing content online; strategies for the development of new business models in journalism; analysis of the state of play of pluralism and freedom in the digital media environment; interactive session proceedings; networking among participants and among participants and speakers.

A Certificate will be awarded to each participant who has successfully completed the training course.

Application deadline: 12 JUNE 2016