Within the alumni network, ex-fellows are encouraged to work together on jointly produced stories that will be promoted on Balkaninsight.com and on the Fellowship website. Alumni fellows may pursue two types of stories: regional stories, which can be produced by teams of several people and tackle issues of importance to the Balkan region; individual stories written along the lines of the analytical pieces regularly published in Balkan Insight. The stories will be selected by the BIRN team according to the following criteria: regional relevance; feasibility; originality; journalistic approach.
BIRN will use its own resources and wide network of partner organizations to promote the alumni network and the stories produced within this initiative. Alumni stories will be offered to other media outlets across the region for republication.