NORDIC YOUTH MEDIA DAYS: ACTIVATE JOURNALISM

NORDIC YOUTH MEDIA DAYS:
ACTIVATE JOURNALISM

FEBRUARY 20–25th 2018,
HELSINKI, FINLAND

Media makers are gatekeepers in societies. They can address important failures in the government, be critical of the leaders and investigate wrong-doings. And – what is often forgotten – journalists can encourage citizens to actively participate and make a difference for topics that matter to them.

Nordic Press Association’s third seminar Nordic Youth Media Days: Activate Journalism will answer the question: how can especially young media makers empower citizens to be active so that they get inspired to make a change in their own societies? During the seminar, participants produced short mobile journalism pieces and got hands-on experience on mobile reporting.

Journalist’s Mobile Handbook for the 21st Century
As the final result of the seminar, a handbook of best practises on how to encourage active citizenship as a young media maker, was made. The handbook summaries the two themes of Helsinki seminar: sparking debate in the 21st century and reporting with mobile videos. This is an essential handbook for a modern journalist who wants to work effectively in the digital era, with a personal, inspiring touch.

Download Journalist’s Mobile Handbook for the 21st Century here.

Funders
The seminar is funded by Nordbuk Programme of the Nordic Council of Ministers and Helsingin Sanomat Foundation.

Program

Tuesday 20.02.2018
– Arrivals

Wednesday 21.02.2018
– Introduction to the seminar program and the organising institutions
– Teambuilding
– Introduction to the seminar theme: Jussi Pullinen, visiting –
Journalism professor at the University of Tampere
– Introduction to mobile journalism – Robb Montgomery
– Starting group work – session in smaller working groups lead by peer editor

Thursday 22.02.2018
– Workshop on mobile journalism – with Robb Montgomery
– Group work
– Discussion: Insights about socio-political journalism and journalism as the fourth estate. How can we spark more public debates? Speakers represent a range of media professionals

Friday 23.02.2018
– Production of small videos using mobile reporting
– Workshop or study visit

Saturday 24.02.2018
– Advocacy clinic and group work: possibility to get professional feedback of the group work
– Final feedback & wrapping up the seminar
– Farewell party

Sunday 25.02.2018
– Departures

Robb Montgomery will be with us the whole week teaching mobile journalism. You’ll have time for lunch every day and every evening contains also a dinner and a get-together.

PARTNERS

Norsk Journalistlag