Meet the 2019 Google News Initiative Fellowship cohort that will join data, product, audience development and fact-checking teams

In less than two months, over 800 students applied for the GNI Fellowship in Europe, which offers summer placements in a wide range of media organisations across 11 countries. The European Journalism Centre (EJC) was thrilled with the enthusiastic response. Today we are proud to announce the recipients of the 40 fellowships.

When we announced the launch of the GNI Fellowship programme earlier this year, we explained why we wanted to connect young talent with leading news organisations in Europe. …


Five editors reveal what makes a candidate stand out in a competitive and ever-changing industry

When I started my bachelor in journalism almost a decade ago, we were often told that we had chosen the wrong profession if we were wishing for a stable and well-paid job. We were also told that it was a competitive industry and that we would have to give it all if we wanted to build a career in a newsroom.

All of that was and still is, true. While the journalism industry has been changing rapidly and new skills are required, the core of the profession is the same, and breaking into the field remains a difficult task.

To…


Students can now apply for the 2019 GNI Fellowship in Europe

At the European Journalism Centre, we support and build resilience into journalism in many ways.

Our programmes have benefited a wide range of professionals and organisations, from newsroom managers to freelance reporters or new media funders. But this year we’re also putting a strong focus on a key community within our industry: those who will soon be the next generation of journalists.

Thanks to a new collaboration with the Google News Initiative (GNI), we’re thrilled to present the 2019 GNI Fellowship programme in Europe. The application process is now open for Bachelor, Master or PhD students who want to kick-start…


Participants of the News Impact Academy in Warsaw. Photo: Paula Montañà Tor

Paywalls, live events, special print editions, paid newsletters, the list goes on. From new editorial products to exclusive experiences, news organisations of all types and sizes are looking for new revenue streams.

To find a sustainable way to make the ends meet and regain the trust of the audience in the process, newsrooms can find in membership schemes a promising way forward, a way to restore a broken system.

On the occasion of the latest News Impact Academy, a training programme run by the European Journalism Centre and powered by the Google News Initiative, we gathered a group of twenty…


Leading newsroom transformation comes with a wide set of challenges. We spent two days learning how to tackle them.


Launching a brand new programme comes with a set of challenges. Here’s what we are learning.

The Network group meeting with Oktra in London. Image by Jodie Hopperton

Innovation needs a network to thrive. With this tagline, four months ago we introduced the News Impact Network, the third and newest initiative of the News Impact ecosystem.

We have selected a cohort of sixteen talented media professionals from across Europe and in the past four months we have been working with them with a clear goal in mind:

to create a structured and dedicated network, where members support each other in shaping and scaling their ideas while exploring new solutions for some of the most pressing challenges the journalism industry is facing.

We are now halfway into this adventure…


A conversation with Tran Ha, former managing director of media experiments at Stanford d.school

Tran Ha facilitating a design thinking crash course during the News Impact Summit Manchester

In the past few years, design techniques and human-centered approaches have gained popularity across many industries. In sectors as diverse as retail, healthcare and education, design tools and frameworks have proved useful to reinvent business models and improve the user experience. We are not talking about design as in “what graphic designers and creative people do”, but in a broader sense: design as a practice based on a set of processes and a concrete mindset.

When we launched the News Impact Academy one year ago, we wanted to find out how journalists could use design methodologies for problem-solving and to…


At the beginning of 2017, we announced the continuation of our News Impact Series, powered by the Google News Lab. Since 2014, we have organised 23 News Impact Summits. They are free-to-join events for journalists to meet, network with, learn from and get inspired by other journalists from international media outlets. In parallel with our Summits, this year we also introduced an exciting new initiative: the News Impact Academy.

After touring all over Europe (and beyond) meeting dozens of talented digital pioneers and discover buzzing local media scenes, we saw the need to go one step further and create a…


Internship thesis — MA Media Culture. Maastricht University. 2015 *

Introduction

Five years ago, on the 12th of January of 2010, the capital of Haiti was devastated by an earthquake of a 7.0 magnitude. The destruction of infrastructures and livelihoods in Port-au-Prince and further communes in the southwest of the republic was immense, resulting in a crisis. The international community showed an immediate response to the catastrophe: various governmental and non-governmental organisations sent funds and relief supplies to help the population and reconstruct the capital city. However, the complexity of this titanic task was not always self-evident: how to start? How to invest the money received? What are the priorities? This…

Paula Montañà Tor

Journalism & more | Now, in between things | I doubt (almost) everything

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