The British Council’s The Climate Connection programme engages young people in climate action through arts and culture, education and the English language. As part of this, we are looking for 15 young journalists who are passionate about climate change and environmental issues to share story ideas and develop journalistic skills. Participants will have the opportunity to capture stories about climate crisis issues and will receive professional support in producing articles, videos, podcasts, photo essays and placing stories in a range of media.
What are the latest techniques and opportunities in mobile, multimedia journalism? How to get the most out of stories? The workshop on solutions-based journalism will be held by the best British experts of the leading social enterprise magazine Pioneers Post.
Workshop dates: 22, 23, 24 and 27 September 2021
The workshop will be held online, in English.
Agenda (times in BST)
22 September, 9:00am-11am and 12:00-14:00pm: The role of journalism in the climate crisis. An introduction to solutions-based journalism
23 September, 10:00am-13:00pm: Practical skills training: Video/mobile journalism
24 September, 10:00am-13:00pm: Practical skills training: Social media
27 September, 12:00pm-14:00pm: How to leverage your skills, including practical tips on pitching and 'expert' input from specialist climate writers
How to apply?
If you are a young journalist or a student journalist (incl. videographer, photojournalist, radio journalist, blogger, social media expert) aged 18-30, based in Europe, Africa or in the UK, apply by midnight 19 September.
Following the training, participants will be expected to produce one to two pieces of their choice (articles, photo essays, podcasts, short videos), which can include coverage of the project or broader issues, features or interviews inspired by the project and the climate change/COP26 agenda. For this, a £100 voucher will be offered to each participant.
To apply, please send an e-mail to Eirini.Kareta@britishcouncil.org and Maria.Nomikou@britishcouncil.org including:
- a short bio (no more than 300 words)
- confirmation of availability
- the media where you could post and disseminate your piece(s)