The MediaNumeric training course
The MediaNumeric Training Course will provide students with a unique opportunity to learn the basics of data journalism and storytelling through a set of theoretical and practical courses spanning data extraction methods, data analysis and visualisation, as well as crafting stories based around data. The course will also look at the growing area of fact checking and tracking the spread of misinformation around the world. Students will work with professionals who will guide you through the learning process, show you how they approach data-specific tasks, and will support you and your classmates in investigating a case study in which you will put the skills they learn into action. The course will offer students the theoretical know-how, tools and skills needed to take on data-driven journalism and storytelling as well as fact checking, and all of the creative and professional opportunities it offers.
6 days at the headquarters of the Inholland University of Applied Sciences (campus The Hague)
3 main topics: (1) Search and exploration of data (2) Telling stories with data (3) Tracking and debunking misinformation
Case- and problem-based learning – offering hands-on, workshop learning experience
A study visit to the Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision, the national media institute & archive
Internationally recognised trainers and experts leading the training programme
When and where
Dates: 27 June - 2 July 2022
Location: Inholland University of Applied Sciences, The Hague, The Netherlands
Who can apply
The course is dedicated to minimum 3rd-year BA and MA students of communication studies, journalism, creative business and IT who come from the three academic partners of MediaNumeric - SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Inholland University of Applied Sciences, INA Institut national de l'audiovisuel and have an advanced command of English (spoken and written).
The MediaNumeric Selection Committee will select 20 participants from all eligible candidates. 16 participants will come from Inholland University of Applied Sciences (NL), 2 participants from INA (FR), and 2 participants from SWPS (PL).
There is no course fee. In addition, the organisers of the training course will cover all the international transportation and accommodation costs for the four international students coming from INA (2 students) and SWPS (2 students) universities following the rules of the Erasmus+ programme. Students must however obtain their own health insurance coverage.
How to apply?
Click HERE and apply for the MediaNumeric training programme. Application deadline is May 9, 2022. The application results will be announced on 23 May 23 2022. In case of any queries, kindly contact us at email@example.com.
Inholland University of Applied Sciences (NL) in cooperation with INA Institut national de l'audiovisuel (FR), The Netherlands Institute for Sound & Vision (NL), Centrum Cyfrowe (PL), SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (PL), Agence France Presse (FR), Storytek (EE), and EUscreen Foundation (NL).
The Erasmus+ project MediaNumeric provides training resources to educate the new generation of students in journalism and communication studies. MediaNumeric students are prepared with the theoretical know-how and skills needed to wade through and use (big) data, tell enriched (multimedia) stories, and contribute to democracy by supporting a news ecosystem that is more resilient to misinformation. The initiative is spearheaded by a consortium consisting of news agencies, universities, archives and a media accelerator.