New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists


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 the Next 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

The Webinar “Journalism and the Future” was organized by the Portuguese team within the framework of the NEWSREEL Project. This multiplier event would have originally taken place in March 2020 in Lisbon. Although the programme was scheduled and organized, it couldn’t be held due to restrictions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Being so, the event was reprogrammed to take place online, in the form of a Zoom Webinar.  Its main goal was to produce discussion about journalism and the future, mainly in what regards the digital media. The other aim of the event was to present the results of the NEWSREEL project, and communicating the work of the project’s team.

Professor Ramón Salaverría, from the University of Navarra, in Spain, was the Keynote speaker of the event.

Click on read more for the full report!

Post date: 24 November 2020

In the representation of NEWSREEL team, we would like to invite you to our final multiplier event that will be held on the 17th of November. The event that was supposed to be in Lisbon at ISCTE-IUL, will now take place online due to the current pandemic situation, and therefore will be able to reach a vaster audience, with its online transmission. During the two-hour event we will introduce the outcomes of the three-year long project.

Professor Ramón Salaverría, from the University of Navarra, in Spain, is the Keynote speaker of the event “Journalism and the Future”, being held by the Portuguese team. Salaverría will speak about “Digital native media trends” and will share his vision and knowledge about digital media’s trends.

The webinar will be available by clicking here. Click on read more for the programme!

Post date: 11 November 2020