Prague, Czech Republic

Cross-Platform Foreign Correspondence

when 15 August 2020 - 29 August 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 8 EC
fee EUR 690

During a two-week simulation, guided by professionals and academics, students will report back to their home countries and to other international outlets on the Czech Republic and Central Europe, in a number of formats and across multiple platforms.

Students will practice investigative, socio-culturally sensitive journalism, drawing on lessons and workshops delivered by scholars from Charles University, journalists, and other media professionals. They will have access to traditional and emerging technologies as they acquire hands-on experience in cross-platform journalism. The lecturers and professors will be readily available to answer questions, provide assistance, and consult with students about their projects.

Course leader

Alice Němcová Tejkalová, PhD., dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University

Target group

Students who are currently enrolled in a university or recently graduated

Course aim

To get knowledge and skills in foreign correspondence, as well as in reporting in a variety of formats and across multiple platforms, ultimately receiving a new, transformative experience as a cross-platform foreign correspondent

To challenge students’ media literacy as they learn how not to manipulate as well as how not to be manipulated by their informants

Credits info

8 EC
The course is interdisciplinary and combines multiple learning methods, including lectures, workshops, round-table discussions, studio work, excursions and field work, work in groups, and presentations by the students themselves.

For receiving the credits students will have to:
Participate actively in the programme (including the final group presentations).
Prepare for workshops (by reading materials).
Create one short video with an evaluation of the course.

After fulfilling all requirements, students will receive an official transcript of their record with 8 ECTS credits and a grade. We use the ECTS grading scale defined by the European Commission (A to F, where A is the best and F means failed).

Fee info

EUR 690: The programme fee (includes: tuition, materials, excursions, social and cultural events):
• 690 EUR
EUR 990: The programme fee (includes: accommodation, tuition, materials, excursions, social and cultural events):
• 990 EUR