BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2015

The application process for the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting 2015 is open now.

This year’s BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting will take place at the hotel Adriatic in Durres, Albania from August 23 until August 29, 2015.

Top-notch trainers

The Summer School will bring together a superb line-up of journalists and trainers. The lead trainer will be Blake Morrison, investigative projects editor at Reuters in New York and lecturer at Columbia University, New York.

Others trainers will include Mar Cabra, the head of the Data & Research Unit for ICIJ, Miranda Partucic, winner of many awards among which European Press Prize 2015, Joachim Dyfvermark investigative TV and documentary filmmaker.

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From day one, participants will work and collaborate actively in small groups to pitch an investigative story idea. All participants will have the opportunity to research and develop their idea into a full story.

Application for international journalists

The course fee of 790 euros is all-inclusive, covering tuition, room and all meals. The fee also includes BIRN’s textbook ‘Digging Deeper: A Guide for Investigative Journalists in the Balkans’. Applications received by 12 July will be charged a reduced fee of 650 euros.

Applications for scholarships must be received by July 25, 2015. Standard applications (for non-scholarship applicants) must be received by August 12, 2015

Full scholarship for Balkan journalists

All Balkan journalists are eligible to apply for a scholarship that will cover accommodation, full board, participation fee and travel costs up to 100 euros. International participants can apply for the Summer School as well, but they will need to pay the full participation fee.

And enjoy Albania seaside

The participants will spend a week in one of the oldest towns in Albania, Durres, famous for its cultural and historical heritage.

Click here to read the enrolment requirements, fill in the application form and spend a fantastic summer week with the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Journalism.