Nordic Youth Media Days 2019

More than one story – training for young media makers on diversity in reporting on migration

What kind of stories and perspectives on migration are you missing in media today? Between 19-24th of March 50 young journalists brought their story ideas and media skills to Stockholm to challenge the current media image of issues regarding migration by lifting a diversity of voices that are not represented in media today.

During the five day seminar young media makers from Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark practiced journalism with the media of their choice together with other young media makers. They also got inspiration from experienced media makers, learned new ways of reporting and dug deeper into the topic of migration. 

Results and media outcomes

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More than one story – handbook for young media makers on diversity in reporting on migration

During our five-day seminar, the aim was to produce a media story that lifts new perspectives on the topic migration. We wanted to give the participants the opportunity to think in new ways of reporting that’s not seen or heard in established media today.

The teams was supervised by an experienced editor, who gave guidance and support. Together the teams exchanged experiences and learned from each other.

Tue March 19th
Arrival to Stockholm

Wed March 20th
11:00-12:00 Guest speaker: Rebecca Bengtsson
13:00-14:00 Guest speaker: Nora Lorek
14:10-14:40 Guest speaker: Café Babel
14:45 First editorial meeting

Thu March 21st
08:30-10:00 Workshop: Colored glasses
10:15-11:15 Guest speaker: Hanan Chemlali
11:30-12:00 Guest speaker: Anna Roosvall
13:00-14:00 Panel discussion: How is the current media image reflecting issues regarding migration and integration? How can young journalists challenge and broaden the current image and lift new perspectives?
14:15 Second editorial meeting

Fri March 22nd  
– Third editorial meeting
– Field work and media production

Sat March 23th
– Fourth editorial meeting: finalizing outcomes
– Presentations of media productions for a jury
– Farewell party

Sun March 24th
– Departure from Stockholm

Accommodation, lodging and travel
For all participants at the seminar, accommodation with three meals a day and lodging in Stockholm was fully covered by NPA funds. Furthermore, all travel costs for participants from Finland, Denmark and Norway was reimbursed up to a total sum of 120 EURO. Participants from Sweden was reimbursed up to the amount of 900 SEK.

Please note that participating in the whole seminar program was mandatory. You will receive reimbursements of your travels upon completion of all parts of the seminar.


The seminar was funded by Nordic Council of Ministers Volt Program.




Any questions?
Contact project manager for Nordic Youth Media Days 2019 Desirée Widell, president of Ung Media Sverige, +46 733 77 77 66

Do you want to get in contact with a contact person from another participating country? Find contact information here!