15 August 2021
Journey: Journalism Bootcamp
Journey: Journalism Bootcamp is an intensive 10-day annual summer course in practical journalism skills, taking place in Prague and organized by the Bakala Foundation since 2015. It is for journalism or media studies students who have finished at least two semesters of university education (or studies at higher/vocational schools of journalism) and who show strong interest in a career in reporting and news production.
The program is aimed at giving aspiring journalists real-world training that will help them pursue successful careers. The course is a mix of lectures and exercises where students will learn by doing under the supervision of journalists from leading international news organizations. We have hosted lecturers from the BBC, Bloomberg, CNN, the New York Times, ProPublica, Reuters, Storyful, Mashable.com and the Wall Street Journal. Our lecturers have included several Pulitzer Prize winners, such as Seymour Hersh, Jesse Eisinger, Charles Ornstein and Tracy Weber.
The program is led by professional journalists from top international media outlets (CNN, Washington Post, New Yorker, AP, Reuters, etc.)
Journalism or media studies students who have finished at least two semesters of university education (or studies at higher/vocational schools of journalism) and who show strong interest in a career in reporting and news production.
Students of related study programs who have shown deep interest in journalism and have work experience in journalism.
Applicants from the following countries: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and the United States of America.
The program focuses on best practices and standards in an ever evolving landscape of modern-day journalism. Students will discuss relevant themes in journalism during lectures and test their skills in practical exercises throughout the week under guidance from experienced editors. Students will also spend two days reporting from Prague where they will produce stories under deadline. By the end of the course, students should be able to more confidently report and write breaking news as well as produce long-form stories while adhering to the highest ethical standards. Each student will also be required to pitch, report and write a long-form story on an assigned theme.
EUR 0: Full scholarship (including travel costs, accommodation, tuition fee, etc.) is provided to students who get selected to the program.
Full scholarship (including travel costs, accommodation, tuition fee, etc.) is provided to students who get selected to the program.