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MediaNumeric Training Course “Data-Driven Journalism, Creative Storytelling & Fact-Checking​”: The 3rd call for applications is open! 

MediaNumeric Training Course “Data-Driven Journalism, Creative Storytelling & Fact-Checking​”: The 3rd call for applications is open! 

MediaNumeric is an Erasmus+ collaborative project that provides training resources and courses to train the new generation of journalists to work with big data and fight misinformation. The call for applications for the third and last training session which will take place in Warwaw is now open.

The MediaNumeric training course 

The MediaNumeric Training Course will provide you 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. You 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 you learn into action. The course will offer you 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 SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities (Warsaw)
  • 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 a recognised media outlet in Warsaw
  • Internationally recognised trainers and experts leading the training programme 
  • Networking opportunities 

When and where 

Dates: 20-25 February, 2023

Location: SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities Chodakowska 19/31, 03-815, Warsaw, Poland

The training course will be preceded with a mandatory online introductory session taking place around two weeks before the event. The exact date of the introductory session will be announced at a later stage.

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 choose 20 participants from all eligible candidates. 16 participants will come from SWPS (PL), 2 participants from INA (FR), and 2 participants from Inholland University of Applied Sciences (NL).

The MediaNumeric training course offers 5 ECTS points.

Fees 

There is no course fee. In addition, the organisers of the training course will cover all of the international transportation and accommodation costs for the four international students coming from the universities INA (2 students) and Inholland (2 students) following the rules of the Erasmus+ programme. Students must however obtain their own health insurance coverage.

How to apply? 

Application deadline is January 2, 2023. The application results will be announced on 16 January 2023.  In case of any queries, kindly contact us at info@medianumeric.eu.

Organisers 

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).  

MediaNumeric 

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.