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Journalism in the Digital World

The Intajour Fellowship Program consists of a ten-month-long course called 'Journalism in the Digital World' which is comprised of attendance phases as well as e-learning phases. The next fellowship year starts on August 31, 2013. It is a challenging, high-profile program. Please read the program description carefully before applying. The application deadline for the 2013/2014 Fellowship Program is May 3, 2013 (12 noon CEST).


If journalism means collecting, evaluating and publishing information, then this definition also applies in the digital world. Only the conditions under which reporters and editorial staff pursue this activity are changing. Each technical advance opens up new possibilities for research and publishing. To take advantage of these opportunities, journalists must constantly build and update their skills. Sometimes the new journalistic opportunities also require new responses to the question of freedom and responsibility in the media. Journalists will have to adapt to this - and repeatedly because of ever-shorter innovation cycles. Against this background, the International Academy of Journalism is offering the 10-month ‘Journalism in the Digital World’ blended-learning training program. As Intajour Fellows, journalists from around the world are given an opportunity to update their technical skills and discuss current media ethics issues.


Skills taught

By participating in the ‘Journalism in the Digital World’ program, Fellows acquire skills in the following fields:
  • Investigative research
  • Journalistic forms of presentation on the internet
  • Technical production of web content
  • Filming and editing webvideos
  • Internet security
  • Journalism and ethics: freedom and responsibility in the media
  • Internet politics

Attendance and E-Learning

The ‘Journalism in the Digital World’ program is a blended-learning program. It consists of five stages: three attendance phases in Germany and two e-learning phases. During their three study stays in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin, the Fellows intensively acquire new journalistic skills through lectures, practical group work, discussions and visits to innovative working newsrooms, all supported by the teaching staff. These attendance phases are separated by two e-learning phases during which the Fellows put into practice what they learnt at Intajour and work on journalistic assignments as well as participate in so-called webinars (virtual lectures) in their familiar working and living environment at home. The e-learning phase requires an average time commitment of 7 hours a week. After the end of the course, Intajour remains in close contact with its Fellows through its Alumni services.

  • Stage 1:
    Start: Attendance phase in Hamburg
    3 weeks from 31 August to 21 September 2013
  • Stage 2:
    E-learning phase / Fellows study and work in their respective home countries
    Support via Intajour e-learning platform
    22 September 2013 to 31 January 2014
  • Stage 3:
    Halftime: Attendance phase in Cologne
    2 weeks from 1 February to 15 February 2014
  • Stage 4:
    E-learning phase / Fellows study and work in their respective home countries
    Support via Intajour e-learning platform
    16 February to 25 May 2014
  • Stage 5:
    Final: Attendance phase in Berlin
    30 May to 8 June 2014

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