Telling impactful stories on EU issues: seminar broadcast and online journalists in Ukraine

Telling impactful stories on EU issues: seminar broadcast and online journalists in Ukraine

Telling impactful stories on EU issues: seminar broadcast and online journalists in Ukraine

The FINANCIAL -- How to tell an impactful story will be the focus of a training seminar in the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv on 7-8 June, organised by the EU-funded OPEN Media Hub project.

The event will gather 20 young broadcast and online journalists for a two-day course focusing on editorial, writing and editing skills. Participating journalists will produce, in real time, –a story with a specific angle on an EU-funded project or activity in Ukraine, using online information sources.

The participants will put together appealing and informative stories which are editorially relevant and in a format relevant to their outlets. The stories will be published/broadcast locally and made available for re-use on the OPEN Media Hub’s platform and website.

These editorial sessions are designed to build and enhance the skills of the media professionals and their outlets. The training programme also envisages to help the participants better understand the basics of EU decision making and encourage them to embed EU coverage as an editorial strand of their content, with a practical approach to identify relevant elements and sources of information, data and footage, according to EU.

The practical implementation of the workshop aims at understanding the resources available to tell stories about EU-funded projects, and to produce both broadcast and online outputs. The participants will also receive practical knowledge on how to identify relevant information resources available in Ukraine and online.

The trainers will be seasoned broadcast and online media expert Zoya Charles and cameraman/editor Simon Hustings.