Digital Media Booth Camp in Jordan PDF Print

Deadline: 15 October 2012

Region: Middle East and North Africa

icfj_logoThe International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is offering an online course on digital public service reporting for journalists from several countries in the Middle East and North Africa.

The course is the first part of a program that will bring together professional and citizen journalists with civil society actors from Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, West Bank/Gaza and Yemen. The six-week session will guide 60 participants to work on ideas for multimedia public service journalism projects.

The selected participants will learn how to identify and adapt to emerging technologies, Twitter basics, reporting through crowdsourcing, visual storytelling techniques, along with many other digital skills.

The best 28 participants in the online course will be invited for a digital media boot camp in Amman, Jordan.

The most outstanding participant will then be invited to the United States for two weeks of activities that will include site visits and meetings reflecting their interests with representatives of civil society and nonprofit organizations, as well as journalistic organizations and government agencies. Capping the experience will be an opportunity for the participant to attend an international conference on digital media while in the United States.

The online course will be held November 21 to December 26.

The application deadline is October 15.

For more information, click here.