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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 »

Podcast for beginners

2017. 01. 11. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

What is a podcast and how to create one? The workshop held for journalists and media students on 6 December 2016 at the Center for Independent Journalism focused on this question. …read more »

Local content matters!

2017. 01. 10. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

The growing importance of local content and the changing role of editors were in the focus of the presentation delivered by Vincent Duffy, news director of Michigan Radio at the workshop co-organized by the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ) and the Hungarian Association of Local Radio Stations (HEROE) on 6 December 2016. …read more »

How to preserve journalistic standards in a changing media environment?

2017. 01. 09. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

This question was in the focus of the conference co-organized by the Center for Independent Journalism (CIJ), the Hungarian Editors’ Forum and the Goethe-Institut  in Budapest on 5 December 2016. Hungarian and international experts discussed how the most significant changes in media technology, business, and ownership structure affect journalism. …read more »

Workshops on data journalism and data visualisation tools

2017. 01. 06. | News, News: Relaunching Journalism

How to write less and still tell the same amount of information? How to find stories in a huge database? How to make an article more exciting and more compelling? Such questions were discussed during the workshops held on 23 and 29 November 2016 at the Center for Independent Journalism. …read more »