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Populism, Fake News, Manipulation: Challenges for Election Coverage

2017. 11. 22. | News

The traditional end-of-year conference by the Goethe-Institut Budapest, the Center for Independent Journalism, and the Hungarian Editors’ Forum will take place on Wednesday, 29 November 2017, from 15:30 to 19:30 at the Goethe-Institut (1092 Budapest, Ráday u. 58.) The conference aims to provide an overview of the challenges news media face during election campaigns. …read more »

The Story Tells the Facts – workshop for investigative journalists

2017. 11. 05. | News

A workshop for investigative journalists on the topic of building and developing stories based on data will take place on 16 and 17 November at the Center for Independent Journalism (1064 Budapest Vörösmarty utca 47/a).  The English-language workshop will be conducted by Luuk Sengers, an internationally acknowledged Dutch investigative journalist and trainer. Online registration deadline: 10 November.

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Can you make a living from investigative reporting?

2017. 11. 02. | News

This will be the topic of the public lecture by Dutch investigative journalist and trainer Luuk Sengers from 17:00 on Wednesday, 15 November at ELTE Media and Communications Department.  The lecture will be followed up by a panel discussion with leading journalists about the sustainability of local investigative journalism. Please register till 10 November by submitting this registration form.

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The School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright – Workshop at CIJ

2017. 08. 28. | News

European Digital Rights (EDRi), Communia and Wikimedia are organising a series of workshops on the European copyright reform, its challenges, dangers and opportunities. The Hungarian edition of the School of Rock(ing) EU Copyright takes place in Budapest on 6-7 October 2017, and is organised in cooperation with Független Médiaközpont – Center for Independent Journalism. Registration extended till Thursday, 28 September 2017. …read more »

Trauma and journalists – Ochberg Fellowship

2017. 08. 02. | News

The Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma has announced the Ochberg Fellowship for veteran and mid-career journalists in order to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy. The application deadline is September 22, 2017. For details and application click here.

Smartphone journalism and digital storytelling workshops

2017. 03. 13. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

How to produce video reports by using smartphones? The workshops on digital storytelling and video journalism focused on these increasingly useful skills and participants learned their basics on 9 February and 7 March at the Center for Independent Journalism. …read more »

Podcast for beginners – the second workshop

2017. 03. 06. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

The popularity of podcast is still limited in Hungary, although it could truly challenge the current radio formats. This on-demand content is inexpensive to create and ideal to listen, especially if someone is on the move. The Center for Independent Journalism organised its second workshop on how to produce a podcast (20 February 2017). It was conducted by the producers of the weekly Hungarian podcast Meti Heteor, Ferenc Pohly (digital product developer, journalist, founding member of Origo.hu and Vs.hu) and Ádám Szedlák (journalist, blogger, podcaster). …read more »

Call for Application: Legal Training Program at CEU

2017. 03. 02. | News

The Center for Media, Data, and Society at the School of Public Policy of Central European University, is announcing an open call for candidates for its certificate-based legal training program for journalists, civil society advocates and media lawyers in Central and Southeastern Europe. European Journalism in the Digital Age (EJDA) is a unique ‘hybrid’-style online and offline course that focuses on providing participants with the fundamentals of media and freedom of expression law in the digital age and practical solutions for combatting threats from litigants, hackers, and hostile governments. The course features an intensive two-day workshop in Belgrade on the weekend of May 20-21, 2017, followed by nine weeks of top-level online instruction. Application deadline: March 31, 2017, at 17.00 (5pm) Central European Time. For more information click here.

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Data journalism as an alternative to textual information

2017. 02. 01. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

Data-driven journalism tools were in the focus of the third workshop organized by the Center for Independent Journalism for journalists and media students on 25 January 2017 in Budapest. The hands-on event was led by Attila Bátorfy, journalist of Átlátszó.hu and founder of the Hungarian data blog Databánya. …read more »

Data analysing tools and methods in journalism

2017. 01. 12. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

Applying Excel and SQL Server in journalism were in the focus of the hands-on workshops organised by the Center for Independent Journalism on 12 and 13 December 2016.  The training sessions targeted journalists frequently dealing with large databases, primarily investigative reporters. On the first day the participants worked with Excel and Google Fusion Tables. They learned the basic calculating, sorting and filtering functions in order to find patterns in data. Furthermore, they practiced creating pivot tables and joining different tables for understanding the bigger picture. …read more »