New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists


One of the outputs of NEWSREEL2 is creating a free accessible online glossary in English that helps to build a common knowledge base. We decided to continue the glossary of the first NEWSREEL project, so all of the terms connected to the specific fields of journalism can be found in the same place.

The structure of the glossary follows the fields of the syllabi and the e-learning materials, therefore it includes the most important terms from all fields. The areas of NEWSREEL2 are 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 and Debunking disinformation.

All of the 90 terms connected to these professional fields (10 per fields) have been uploaded. Among the new entries you can find Multimedia storytelling Graphic novel, Journalistic professional autonomy, Geographies of migration, Collaborative mindset, Natural Language Understanding (NLU), Automated journalism, Trolling and Cognitive bias.

If you are interested in all of the specific terms, please visit the glossary menu!

Post date: 16 March 2023

The rapid growth of voice activate technology hasn’t been translated into interest in news consumption on these devices, as pointed out by several reports. Content development for smart speakers and voice assistants still faces many challenges in what regards consumption and production.

There are 8 billion people in the world, around 66% have a smartphone, and most of them use a device with Android or IOS, so they have access to the usage of voice assistants. According to some surveys, considering all the devices, 45% of the Internet users worldwide use voice commands and voice search. And where do news stand in this picture?

This is the seventh piece of the summary of the NEWSREEL2 research report, written by Ana Pinto-Martinho, Miguel Crespo and Wanessa Andrade (ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon).

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Post date: 28 December 2022
The last day of the Berlin Summer School on 30th September was held in the framework of a Multiplier Event hosted by Hostwriter in the "iac Berlin" community space. Besides the students, lecturers and researchers of NEWSREEL2 also presented their work connected to the latest phase of the project.

The programme was opened by Tina Lee from Hostwriter and Editor in Chief of Unbias the News. After that Annamária Torbó, professional leader of NEWSREEL2 and lecturer of the University of Pécs introduced the project in general.
During the section, partners presented six from the nine professional fields and the developed e-learning materials which are available as pilot teaching materials on the project portal.

During the second part of the event, the audience could listen to some interesting panel discussions.

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Post date: 25 October 2022

The NEWSREEL2 Summer School was organized in Berlin between 26th - 30th September. The host of the event was Hostwriter, our partner from the NGO sector. The programme took place in Das Baumhaus, which is a sustainable solutions development agency and a socio-cultural project space.

During the five-day long event, students fom the five partner universities joined forces: they participated in some specific workshops given by lecturers and researchers of NEWSREEL2, as well as developed their own cross-border collaborative projects in the form of international groups.

On the first day, after the programme and the participant lecturers were introduced, students had some playful activities to get to know each other. The session was led by Julia Vernersson and Zahra Salah Uddin from Hostwriter. In the meantine, researchers of NEWSREEL2 organized a transnational project meeting to discuss the next steps of the project.

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Post date: 10 October 2022

Back in 2015, countries around the world signed the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. The development of wind energy and renewable sources in Europe, in the last 10 years, has been rather uncertain and stagnant.

Also, in the same year, more than 70 countries signed the Paris Agreement and mentioned wind energy in their Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) as a key mitigation measure against climate change, according to Wind Europe.

Given their plan, the European Commission is calling on the renewable energy industry to deliver 480 GW of wind capacity by 2030 to improve Europe's security of energy supply.

Four of the countries that signed the Paris Agreement are Germany, Czech Republic, Romania and Slovakia. We looked at their national strategies regarding renewable energy, more precisely wind energy, and tried to compare the data we have been able to find and see if we can find some similarities. Also, trying to see what the main differences are.

This piece of article was written in the framework of the NEWSREEL2 Summer School, and it is the result of the teamwork of the project called 'Transitioning to wind energy or just rambling about it?' Authors and members of the project: Martin Guniš, Nick Gehrmann, Andra Maria Mureșan, Jakub Radan Dvořák.

Post date: 30 September 2022