Thomson Media Advanced mobile journalism e-workshop in North Macedonia

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Thomson Media announces call for participants for its advanced online workshops on mobile journalism.

Eligible participants are those who have completed Thomson Media , want to learn more tricks of the trade and produce high quality mobile journalism reports with support and mentoring from Thomson Media experts.

Join Aleksandar Mansiev and Kristina Ozimec for the free Thomson Media Advanced Mobile Journalism online workshop from 5 – 10, October. This practical, live online workshop will allow you to acquire advanced skills in mobile journalism and put them into practice in group and individual work with support of our trainers and mentors.

By the end of it you will be able to:

  • Employ the techniques to create powerful images using a smartphone
  • Acquire skills in making short videos and photo-stories using smartphones
  • Create content of relevance to and that engages audiences.
  • Use filming and editing apps suitable for IOS and/or android devices
  • Recognise the different formats needed for different social media platforms
  • Adapt material filmed on smartphones for different social media platforms.
  • Construct content to work effectively for viewing on smartphones.
  • Use acquired editorial skills to create balanced content.

Busy week? Not to worry: although the online workshop takes place over 5 days, it has been designed to allow you to attend specific group and individual sessions, which means that you will be able to get on with your work and personal life in between!

Tuesday, 06. 10: Participants have 4 hours of online training with breaks and an assignment (est. 3 hours).

Wednesday –  Friday: Participants work in groups: Group 1 session from 10:00 to 13:00 and Group 2 session from 14:00 to 17:00 (assignments of est. 3 hours)

Saturday, 10. 10: The last day is dedicated to individual editing and production focused sessions. Each participant works with a trainer for 30 – 45 minutes and spends the rest of the day editing his/her mobile journalism output. Our trainers will be available from 10:00 until 18:00 for individual sessions.

After the e-workshop: All participants will have an opportunity to consult our experts in the weeks after the online workshop as they produce high quality mobile journalism content and finalise it for publishing.

To apply, please fill in this . The application deadline is Sunday, 4 October, by 16h.

Please note that completing our basic 4-hour online course on mobile journalism is a prerequisite for participation in the online workshop. To enroll please visit 

For more information about our e-workshop course on mobile journalism please contact Maja Vasic-Nikolic at [email protected].

The e-workshop is organized in the framework of the Strengthening Quality News and Independent Journalism in the Western Balkans and Turkey project, which is implemented by BIRN Hub in partnership with Thomson Media gGmbH (TM), the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ), the European Broadcasting Union (EBU), Central European University (Center for Media, Data and Society at CEU), the Media Association of South-East Europe (MASEE), the Center for Investigative Journalism of Montenegro (CIN CG), the Independent Trade Union of Journalists and Media Workers in Macedonia (SSNM), BIRN Albania and BIRN Serbia.

The project is funded by EuropeAid/European Commission through its Regional Training and Support Program to Improve Quality and Professionalism in Journalism.