Internews Europe's Big Picture Digital Journalism project in partnership with the African Centre for Media Excellence announces a five-day training workshop on Crowdsourced Journalism Tools & Methodologies to be held in Kampala from Monday 6th - Friday 10th August, 2012.
Crowdsourced journalism is a bottom-up approach that seeks to increase the voices and perspectives of people and groups not previously included in the public space facilitated by the media. At the very basic level, this type of journalism relies on a large pool of readers to report a news story through information gathered and analysed through online applications.
The broad objective of the workshop, which will be held at ACME’s training centre in Bunga, Kampala is to strengthen the capacity of journalists to use crowdsourced journalism techniques, which aim to leverage citizen participation and increase the representation of local voices and perspectives through both traditional and new media channels.
The training will be delivered by competent and experienced journalism trainers who have both a good understanding of the challenges African journalists work under and knowledge of crowdsourced journalism tools and methodologies.
The workshop is open to passionate, innovative and enterprising Ugandan journalists with at least two years of experience in journalism.
To be considered for the workshop, send an updated CV, along with a brief expression of interest (not more than 250 words) explaining why you feel this course would benefit you.
Provide a link to a sample of at least one of your online publications.
Deadline for submissions is Monday 30th July, 2012. Successful applicants will be notified by 31st July 2012.
Address any inquiries to
African Centre for Media Excellence
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