This training opportunity will offer 12 multimedia journalists a chance to deepen their understanding of the impacts of climate change at a local level, and hone their skills to draw urgent attention to them through news reporting. It will help participants understand why local leadership is necessary to tackle many of these impacts, and the important role the media can play by shining a light on adaptation efforts by local actors. The dual-track programme aims to strengthen working relationships between journalists and change-makers by up-skilling journalists to better report on the topic, and enhancing the communication skills of change-makers to effectively convey their message to journalists. Journalists and CSOs will be trained separately, but networking and collaborative exercises will be organised for the whole group.
- Selected participants will be invited to participate in the mentoring programme scheme.
- Up to £500 grant to produce a story and one-to-one mentoring sessions with the trainers
- Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors for media organisations with a minimum of three years’ professional experience.
- Applicants must have a high proficiency level of spoken and written English.
- Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8 MB/second.
- Applicants must commit to participating for the whole duration of the programme.
DEADLINE: July 17, 2022
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