Svaty Jan pod Skalou (near Prague), Czech Republic


when 23 July 2017 - 30 July 2017
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 230

Did you ever want to become a journalist? Have you ever thought about how a newspaper outlet is run? Or do you just want to learn how to differentiate an opinion from a fact, reliable news from propaganda? This course will give you a taste of all of it. A good journalist must know much more than just the correct journalistic forms and grammar. It is indispensable to know how to recognise reliable and unreliable sources, how to verify your information and how to act and communicate with people so that you as a journalist are a trusted partner.

This course will offer the right mixture of theoretical knowledge about the most common forms of journalistic texts like a reportage, interview, opinion piece, editorial, etc. combined with practical sessions when we will become the editorial staff of a Discover Academy Magazine which we will issue at the end of the week. We will therefore simulate a real newspaper outlet and try to dig under the surface, investigate, criticise, ridicule or simply inform about the main events of the week and about the summer academy as such.

If you want to learn about journalistic work and become a journalist for a week yourself sign up for this course!

Course leader

Vojtěch Bartoš

Target group

High school students from across the world.

Fee info

EUR 230: "I want to pay the full cost of the Discover experience. It includes the costs during the academy (accommodation, food, materials), travel costs for tutors, marketing, administration and preparatory meetings. Without these expenses, we wouldn't be able to offer a diverse range of high quality courses."
EUR 170: "I prefer to pay only the costs during the academy: accomodation, food and materials."


We understand that people in different countries, and different people within each country, have very different ability to pay the participation fee. We, therefore, expect to offer partial scholarships to up to 80% of participants.