“Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies”

Training course in Salzburg from July 9-15, Austria

Call for participants – Deadline for applications: 10 June 2018, 23:59 CET.

 

Are you enthusiastic young media makers (student or recent graduate), working for non-governmental organisations focused on media, or simply interested in media and would like to be involved in it?

Then this call is for you! EYP together with Youth Press Austria (Jugendpresse Österreich) – are looking for 5 participants (18-30 years old) from Austria and Germany to join the training course “Media Moving Forward: Reporting on and Using New Technologies”. It will be held on 9–15 July 2018 in Salzburg, Austria, in parallel with the mYouth Continental App Camp Europe.

It is preferred that selected participants will also attend second training course taking place on 26 November–2 December 2018 (along with the EYA Festival) in Graz, Austria, and be available between two trainings to work on database of diverse scientific projects as well as digital projects with social impact that will be displayed on interactive map on project’s website.

 

About the project

The aim of the project is to bring science behind new technologies closer to public, and thus popularise it, through media. During week-long training course (seminars, workshops, study visits), the participants will gain insight into diverse topic – augmented/virtual reality, robotics/artificial intelligence, but also nuclear fission and fusion, space missions etc. They will be able to report on those topics in simpler, but still accurate, way. The participants will also explore new technologies used in media (e.g. 4K video, 360 video). They will create reportages published on the project’s website and in an Orange Magazine e-book later. There will be also second training in Graz at the end of November 2018 along with the European Youth Award Festival.

 

Participants of the youth exchange will:

•be trained on how to report on digital technologies and events related to them;

•learn about modern technologies that can be used in media and get skills in using them;

•get the opportunity to work in an innovative and scientific environment – interview people working in the field of digital technologies and visit various organisations;

•learn about the role of media in the public sphere;

•get their skills on making media and reporting improved;

•learn about other countries and cultures, work in an international team.

 

Financial information

Accommodation, food and all materials to be used are fully covered by Erasmus+ Programme and are taken care of by the Youth Press Austria.

Although Munich and Salzburg are nearest airports, flights to Vienna might be cheaper. There are direct train and bus lines between Salzburg and Vienna as well as Munich. Participants will receive reimbursement of their travel costs (flight + train or bus ticket, if needed) up to the amount indicated below according to their country of residence:

• Austria – 50 EUR

• Germany – 180 EUR

 

Tickets for travel from Vienna or Munich to Salzburg and back are included in these amounts; local transport tickets in Salzburg are not included in these amounts and will be reimbursed 100% or paid directly by organisers.

 

Although travel costs will be reimbursed, participants will be expected to make their own travel arrangements as soon as possible after being selected and communicate with (name of your organisation) about it. Participants will be also expected to take the cheapest route from their place of residence to Salzburg and use following means of the transportation:

•train: 2nd class ticket (normal as well as high-speed trains),

•flight: return economy-class air ticket or a cheaper ticket,

•bus,

•car.

If they don’t have it already, all the participants are expected to arrange adequate medical and travel insurance which we strongly recommend. Unfortunately it cannot be reimbursed by organisers.

Participants will receive info-pack with programme and all important and other useful information three weeks before the training.

 

Who can apply?

This call is open for:

•Young media makers (student or recent graduate), representatives of non-governmental organisations focused on media, people interested in science and digital technologies, people interested in media;

•Between 18-30 years old (one participant can be older than 30 years);

•Residents of Austria and Germany;

•Proficient in English.

 

How to apply?

Interested candidates are invited to apply by sending their  CV and motivation letter (max. 1 page A4) in English via e-mail to m.maska@youthpress.org with ‘Moving Media Forward’ in the subject line.

Deadline for receiving complete applications is 10 June 2018, 23:59 CET.