Access to vast online news sources is an incredibly positive development; however, sometimes technology advances much faster than we do - and speed rules. The IPI News Innovation Contest is committed to funding projects underpinned by continued investment in journalism excellence through the training of digital journalists.
Traditionally, journalists have specialised in radio, print media or television. Now there is a growing need for digital journalism training. That is why we want to support projects aimed at bringing journalists up to digital speed.
In an age of new digital platforms, how do you as a journalist tell the story? What are the ethical challenges? Multimedia, audio and video training will help journalists perform in the growing field of digital media.
We encourage all potential applicants to submit ideas focused on the facilitation of information transmission. Project structuring should ensure that when the training program is over the beneficiaries can continue practising the skills learned. Another important aspect is sustainability. All non-traditional training methods using a broad scope of technologies are welcome.
So if you have a vision that reflects these thoughts, and is focused on Africa, the Middle East or Europe, apply now, and help IPI promote the digital media training of journalists and therefore also press freedom and democracy.