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DIGITAL JOURNALISM TRAINING
Tools for newsgathering and reporting across cultures
Organized by the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Google
Hosted by the Jordan Media Institute
April 21- 22, 2013
The United Nations Alliance of Civilizations and Google invite 25 journalists from the US and the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) to participate in a 2-day training “Digital Tools for Newsgathering and Reporting across Cultures” taking place in Amman, Jordan, on April 21-22, 2013.
This 2-day workshop will be led in English and Arabic by an international team of experts from Google and the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations, and hosted by the Jordan Media Institute.
Participants will learn how to use powerful forensic tools to find, extract, and analyze public data, to tell better-informed stories. They will also gain an understanding of how to appropriately converse with their audience using social media tools across cultures and societies, while meeting fellow leaders from various parts of the world in the field of journalism and facilitate cross-cultural exchanges.
With all the online tools available, which tools should journalists use in newsgathering? How can they use them to their advantage? And, how should journalists interact with their readers to provide a better representation of their voices and report across cultures?
The objective of this training is to empower journalists and bloggers from the MENA region and the US to acquire new knowledge and skills in web, social analytics and data skills in particular Google tools.
Applicants must possess a basic knowledge of digital tools/ web journalism/ use of social media. Proficiency in English or Arabic is required.
Transportation and accommodation will be provided for applicants outside of Jordan. Participants will receive a joint UNAOC/ Google certificate of attendance at the end of the end of the training.
Detailed training program to be announced in the coming weeks. If you have any questions, contact email@example.com.
For information about the Google/UNAOC partnership or the UNAOC Media program, please contact Stephanie Durand, Strategic Media Partnerships Manager firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications are now closed.
Please check back for more information regarding how to participate in the training closer to the date of the workshop. The training will be live streamed at this link [plus.google.com/+googleformedia] and the public will be invited to participate via social media.