Apply for Young European Journalists Workshop 2019 “Reading in the Digital World – Innovative Journalism”

M100 Young European Journalists Workshop 2019

Reading in the Digital World – Innovative Journalism

09 – 18 September 2019, Potsdam & Berlin, Germany

Deadline for applications: 16 June 2019

The M100 Young European Journalists Workshop is part of the renowned annual international media conference M100 Sanssouci Colloquium.

The workshop addresses a young generation of journalists and editors between the ages of 18 of 26 from Europe, the countries of the Eastern Partnership (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova), and Russia.

In addition to the cultivation of practical and theoretical knowledge relating to journalistic work, the workshop also seeks to generate professional contacts and long-term ties among participants.

The workshop will be held in English. Costs for meals, accommodation and travel will be covered.

Topic 2019: “Reading in the Digital Age – Innovative Journalism”

The workshop aims to deal with different concepts of digital transformation within media organisations and to discuss the role of print in the digital news world. As technological developments pose new risks, limits of innovative and digital journalism will be discussed as well.

The text-based model may have worked successfully for years in print, but digital journalism requires a new language and new ways of constructing narratives. At the same time, a strong emphasis on technology, distribution channels, the platforms, and their algorithms, might be at the expense of content and journalism’s core mission of transferring verifiable information. And as digital transformation enables internet users to have unlimited and quick access to information, journalism has lost its credibility and people are increasingly challenged to differentiate true information from misinformation or disinformation.

The young journalists will have the opportunity to present their projects to potential funders that could serve as financing partners or provide feedback. At the end of the workshop 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 the press.

Conditions of participation and Application instructions are available on the M100 web pages

The M100YEJ is an initiative of the City of Potsdam and Potsdam Media International e.V.. It is supported by the Federal Press Office, the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, and the National Endowment for Democracy. Cooperation Partners are the European Youth Press, heyfilm, MIZ Babelsberg, Telefonica and Orange Magazine.