Collaborative journalism has brought us amazing investigations. But it is no universal remedy for the problems that journalism is facing worldwide.
For journalists it is not an entirely new thing to collaborate, but against the background of the current technological and economical revolutions, collaborating with each other has become more important for journalists and media outlets than what one would have expected ten years ago. Single journalists and media enterprises start collaborations with potential competitors, several case studies and manuals give insight into diverse practices, workshops and university seminars prepare journalism students for future collaborations.
by Nadia Leihs
The third multiplier event of NEWSREEL with the title of How to teach digital journalism skills, took place in Pécs, Hungary on the 6th of November. The main aim of the event was introducing the e-learning materials that we developed in the third phase of the project. The materials are connected to the fields of data journalism, collaborative journalism, new business models of journalism, and the ethical challenges of the digital public sphere.
The project team was represented by:
Gábor Polyák and Annamária Torbó, University of Pécs, Hungary - Ethical challenges of the digital public sphere
Ana Pinto Martinho and Miguel Crespo, ISCTE - Lisbon University Institute, Portugal - New business models of journalism
Nadia Leihs (via Skype), Erich Brost Institute, Germany - Collaborative journalism
Emilia Șercan University of Bucharest, Romania - Data journalism and data visualization
Click on read more for the whole report on the event!
The third multiplier event of NEWSREEL took place in Pécs, Hungary on the 6th of November. During the one day event we presented the developed e-learning materials with our colleagues from Portugal, Germany and Romania. The materials are connected to four specific fields: data journalism, collaborative journalism, new business models of journalism, and the ethical challenges of the digital public sphere. Click here for the full programme, and you can rewatch the live streaming of the event here! You can find more videos after read more!
Presentations of the e-learning materials and round table discussion on the state of journalism education:
Journalists have an essential role in the new media landscape as a pillar of credible and contextualized information. Being in competition with several alternatives, non-professional or even deliberately manipulated news, professional journalism should be empowered by new competencies and skills.
New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists (NEWSREEL) is a project funded by the Erasmus+. In the project four partner organizations from four countries work together: the University of Pécs (Hungary), which is also the project leader, the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism from TU Dortmund (Germany), the University Institute of Lisbon (Portugal) and the University of Bucharest (Romania). By improving skills of a new generation of European journalists, NEWSREEL contributes to the strengthening of the common European democratic public sphere.
In the representation of NEWSREEL team, we would like to invite you to our multiplier event that will take place in Pécs, Hungary on the 6th of November. During the one day event we will present the developed e-learning materials with our colleagues from Portugal, Germany and Romania. The materials are connected to four specific fields: data journalism, collaborative journalism, new business models of journalism, and the ethical challenges of the digital public sphere. Click on read more for the programme!
Is it possible in Hungary to operate media outlets only from crowdfunding? How can they get new readers, and is the Hungarian audience ready to pay for online contents? Raising our gaze further away, what Central European examples of new business models can be found, and how viable are they?
These and other similar questions were answered by journalists who gathered in Budapest at the first event of the Central Europe Club launched by Terra Recognita Foundation on April 15th. Behind the launch of the club there are two intentions: to bring together people interested in the region and to explore the most current issues of socio-economic transformation in the region.
The event with the title of ‘The bottom-up organized media: business and community building together?’ was moderated by István Kollai, assistant professor of the Corvinus University and coordinator of Terra Recognita Foundation. His discussion partners were Szilárd István Pap, editor of Mérce (Scale); Martin Bukovics, editor-in-chief of Azonnali (Instant) and István Dévényi, editor of Magyar Hang (Hungarian Voice). In this article, we look at the most essential topics of the discussion.