New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists


In the representation of NEWSREEL2 team, we would like to invite you to the first multiplier event of the project that will take place at the Department of Communication and Media Studies, University of Pécs, Hungary on the 1st of October.

During the half-day event the project team will present the results of the first output of the project. The research report is based on reviews of the relevant literature and industry information of  each project field as well as
the results of interviews connected to the specific fields.

The project partners will introduce the findings on 5 fields - each partner one of their respective areas. The fields that will be presented:

  • Storytelling in social media (University of Pécs)
  • Improving democratic sensibility (Masaryk University)
  • Covering migration (Erich Brost Institute - TU Dortmund)
  • AI and journalism, robot journalism and algorithms (ISCTE-University Institute of Lisbon)
  • Debunking disinformation (University of Bucharest)

After the presentations there will be a round-table discussion on the connection of current social issues and journalism education. You can reach the full program by clicking here.

We welcome anyone who is interested in the above-mentioned topics!

Post date: 10 September 2021

For the second time, our project consortium sets out to explore the need for innovation in a variety of fields of journalism education. Our first EU-funded project NEWSREEL - New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists focused on four fields – data journalism, collaborative journalism, innovative business models and ethical challenges of the digital public sphere. Following the research stage of the NEWSREEL project, the team developed journalism and media curricula and e-learning materials.

NEWSREEL2 - New Teaching Fields for the Next Generation of Journalists widens the scope with nine additional fields: Storytelling in social media; Graphic journalism; Improving democratic sensibility; Covering migration; Foreign coverage; Journalism for voice-activated assistants and devices; AI and journalism, robot journalism and algorithms; Verifying and analysing fake news; Debunking disinformation.

The aim of this research was to introduce the new project fields in more depth and lay the foundations of the curricula and e-learning development.

Click on read more or you can reach the full research report by clicking on the picture.  

Title photo: Judith Wiesrecker

Post date: 30 July 2021

We are very happy to announce that the work that we have started in NEWSREEL continues in another Erasmus+ project, NEWSREEL2!

The primary goal of NEWSREEL2 - New Teaching Fields for theNext Generation of Journalists is to improve such skills of a new generation of European journalists that are connected to the use of digital communication opportunities in a creative and responsible way for enhancing social benefits of the digital era. The project is the extension of the Erasmus+ KA2 project NEWSREEL - New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists.

Creative and responsible use of digital tools is an indispensable ability of journalists. They should remain reliable and trustworthy sources of news in the digital noise to counterpoint the unverified information that affects the raw emotions and temper of the audience. To achieve these objectives, in the framework of NEWSREEL2, we will develop innovative teaching methods and materials for media and journalism students on 9 fields. Click on read more!

Post date: 17 February 2021

With the ongoing trials of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, his potential further imprisonment poses many questions about the freedom of press and free speech in the US and around the world.

The Australian journalist, publisher and activist founded WikiLeaks in 2006, with the goal to make processes and acts more transparent, even regarding the highest and most secure institutions around the world. Through the safe algorithm of WikiLeaks, people working for these institutions are able to upload classified and top secret documents. These people who “leak” such cases for the wider audience of the internet are called whistleblowers, and their safety is pretty much up to the hands of WikiLeaks.

by Boglárka Nyirádi

Post date: 29 January 2021

Students from the four universities of the NEWSREEL project took part in two-day workshops on the four professional areas of the project: data journalism, collaborative journalism, business models of journalism and ethical challenges of digital journalism.

The workshops took place online on the 18th and the 25th November 2020 and 32 students were present.

The event that originally was planned to be held in Lisbon in the spring of 2020, aimed to get students in touch with each other as they have direct contact with the materials and areas of the NEWSREEL project. 

Click on read more for more information and photos of the workshops!

Post date: 03 December 2020