New Skills for the Next Generation of Journalists


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

We are happy to announce that the final version of the e-learning materials are available on the portal!

The materials are connected to the four specific fields of the project: data journalism, collaborative journalism, new business models of journalism, and the ethical challenges of the digital public sphere.

The e-learning materials are the main outputs of the three-year-long NEWSREEL project. All educational materials produced by the project team were made openly and freely accessible through open licenses via the project portal. They were developed primarily for using as teaching materials in university courses. However, they were established in a way to provide the opportunity for users to learn without any teacher’s supervision.  

The materials can be reached here.

Post date: 03 April 2020