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Preserving Journalistic Standards in the Age of Digital Transformation

2016. 11. 24. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

How can digital technology contribute to the production of quality content in journalism? What has happened to gatekeepers in news media? How can editors and reporters preserve their autonomy and the culture of journalism? These are the key issues to be addressed at the international conference which will take place at the premises of the Budapest Goethe-Institut on 5 December 2016. The event is co-organized by the Center for Independent Journalism, the Hungarian Editors’ Forum and the Goethe-Institut. Participation is open upon registration till Monday, 28 November 2016.

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Attack on the President of Croatian Journalists’ Association, Saša Leković

2016. 11. 02. | News

Saša Leković, president of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND), noticed that his car was damaged while driving on 27 October 2016. The auto mechanic told Leković that “two screws on the front right wheel were damaged with a saw”. Had he not slowed down and stopped the car, the screws would have broken, states HND on its website. In their response HND’s executive board characterised the incident as an assassination attempt. …read more »

European Press Prize 2017 – Open for entries!

2016. 11. 02. | News

European Press Prize – the awards for excellence in journalism – is open for entries until 16 December 2016. Entries must have been published between 1 December 2015 and 31 December 2016. Any journalist living and working in Europe or writing for a European media organisation/blog can submit their work. For more information visit the European Press Prize’s website.

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Local journalism in the limelight

2016. 10. 05. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) conducted an online questionnaire survey about the situation of journalists working for local media in Hungary in spring of 2016. This survey, coupled with several background interviews with local journalists was presented at the international conference “Local journalism in the limelight” held on 21st September 2016. …read more »

Digital branding and the role of social media in journalism

2016. 09. 29. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

How have social media impacted journalism over the past few years? How do news media organizations have been using social media channels for their brand building? These were the issues in the focus the workshop and panel discussions held on 20 September 2016 by the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) for journalists and media students in Budapest. …read more »

Freedom of Expression Grant for journalists

2016. 09. 07. | News

Journalists can apply both individually and in team for the Freedom of Expression Grant funded by the European Center for Press and Media Freedom. The application deadline is 21 September 2016. The applications will be assessed by a jury, appointed by the ECPMF and Journalismfund.eu. There is a total of € 15,000 to distribute. For more information follow this link.

Two-Day Workshop on Asset Declarations

2016. 07. 04. | News

Asset declarations of politicians were in the focus of the workshop on 16-17th June where Direkt36.hu and its project partners presented an upcoming anti-corruption portal. Journalists and representatives of non-governmental organizations in attendance were the firsts who acquainted with the new database that collects and organizes asset declarations. …read more »

Young Data Journalist Award Ceremony

2016. 05. 24. | News

Levente Kersánszki and Ákos Zulik are the winners of the 2016 Young Data Journalist Award with their project proposal on mapping the alternative, online Hungarian political public sphere. The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) held the Young Data Journalist Award Ceremony on May 23, 2016.

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Video Journalism and Digital Storytelling Workshop

2016. 05. 21. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) held a workshop showcasing trends and practices in the constantly changing and growing video journalism environment for freelance journalists and media students on 18th May 2016. The workshop was to help those media professionals who use digital online tools and formats in their work. During the workshop participants could create their own videos on smart phones.

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Can I believe my eyes? – Workshop on verification of online visual information

2016. 05. 20. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

The Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) held a workshop for freelance journalists and media students which focused on the use and verification of online visual journalism sources on 13th May 2016.

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