Call for young journalists to cover the Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum 2014

project1Orange Magazine is looking for 12 young journalists, photographers and video-makers (aged between 18 and 30) from all over the world to cover this year’s Deutsche Welle Global Media Forum.

Who are we? Orange Magazine provides journalistic education and supports young journalists by giving them room to explore media and current affairs.

Where? Bonn, Germany

When? 30 June to 2 July 2014

Costs? Travel costs will be reimbursed by our partner Deutsche Welle. Accommodation for three nights and food are covered.

Submission deadline: 14 March 2014, 23h59 CET

Selected participants notified by: 20 March 2014

The call is open to young journalists from all over the world. DW will assist with the visa applications for those who need it. Please note that selected participants will need to produce and write articles for their home media as well as for Orange Magazine.

We are especially looking for participants from:

Africa in particular Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Mauritania, Israel and Lebanon, Myanmar/Burma, Thailand, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, Ukraine, Turkey.

Orange Magazine is a project of European Youth Press (EYP), an organisation working for the benefit of young journalists in Europe.

Deutsche Welle is Germany’s international broadcaster and host of the DW Global Media Forum. A congress with international reach that draws both media representatives and professionals from all over the world, working in the fields of politics, culture, business, development and science. This year’s DW Global Media Forum in Bonn will focus on “From information to participation: challenges for the media”.

The organisers will provide the Orange Magazine team with free access to the whole event including opportunities to interview both guest speakers and participants.

The following positions are open for applications:


Responsibilities: The photographer will take pictures of the event, which will be published in the print edition of the Orange Magazine, on the Orange Magazine website, Facebook page and newsletters. The photographer will be expected to edit his own pictures on Photoshop/Aperture in order to prepare them for publishing quality.

Eligibility: You will have to provide your own camera equipment and demonstrate previous experience in photography.

Application: Please send a CV and a portfolio with your pictures.


Responsibilities: The video team will create a 3-5 videos, which will include the highlights of the conference and some vox pops with the key guests and organisers of the event.

Eligibility: Experience in video editing and camera shooting.

Application: Please send CV and samples from your previous video work.


Responsibilities: The social media journalist will have to visit briefly all of the sessions and update with some snapshots and catchy messages the Orange Website, LinkedIn, Instagram, Infogram, Pinterest, SoundCloud, Facebook and Twitter.

Eligibility: Social media experience required, having blog or twitter accounts are an asset.

Application: Please send CV and/or examples of blog/Twitter/Facebook or other social media page.


Responsibilities: The Orange team will produce one issue of the magazine during the Global Media Forum. Each member will have to write at least 1 feature related to the topics of the 2014 edition of the Global Media Forum: “from information to participation: challenges for the media”.

In order to apply for the conference you will have to suggest a story idea related to the topic “From information to participation: challenges for the media” in advance. You will have to answer the following questions in no more than 300 words:

  • What is your story idea?
  • How is it related to the conference topic?
  • How are you going to research the topic?
  • Who are you planning to interview?

Application: Please send a CV, previous work and your concept for a feature article related to the mentioned theme.

Please note that social media skills are highly appreciated. You will be expected to tweet and feed our Facebook page during the conference. Audio and video skills are considered an advantage. We expect perfect working and writing knowledge of English and the capacity to work with people from other cultural backgrounds.

How to apply:

Please apply by submitting this form and sending your CV to:

For additional information contact:

Dobriyana Tropankeva:

DW Global Media Forum:


Please note that submissions which are not in English, and/or are incomplete and/or have arrived after the deadline will be automatically disqualified.