Call for participants – Nordic Youth Media Days 2020 “Re-establishing the lost connection”

An interactive seminar that inspires young journalists, media makers and storytellers to re-discover the relevancy of journalism


Deadline to apply: 15 January 2020


It is old news that the media landscape has changed dramatically with the rise of the internet, and that editors at traditional media are firing staff due to decreasing sales. Trust in the work of journalists and media makers remain low, and at the same time other communicators such as citizen journalists, bloggers and debaters make their voices heard in the public debate.  

Did journalists lose the connection to their audience? What is the relevancy and particular skills of the journalist in the media landscape anno 2020? Which tasks can we say are especially journalistic and what contributions do they make – to democracy, transparency and public knowledge? At this seminar we come together to explore the changing role of the reporter through debates and practical workshops with case simulations.

During the seminar, we delve into subjects such as; Storytelling and narrative techniques – fake information and objectivity – boundary work and the roles of other media makers – constructive reporting and communities – and much more!


We want you to participate!


Apply here:

Where? Copenhagen – the vibrant capital of Denmark.

When? 15-19 April 2020.

Who? Media makers and storytellers from Norway, Denmark, Finland and Sweden under the age of 30. We aim for diversity, and the program is open to everyone, who fulfills the age conditions. 

How many? We will select 10 participants from each of the four countries.



– Hands-on workshops moderated by professionals and guest speakers

– A case simulation on the last day (followed by a big party).

– A unique chance to expand your network and meet colleagues and friends from the Nordic countries.

– Tools and reflections to work constructively with journalism.


Deadline and process: Apply no later than 15. January by midnight. You will be notified on the result of your application by 5. February and then asked to confirm your participation, go over our info pack + book your train/flight tickets to and from Copenhagen.


Expenses: Food, accommodation and transport during the seminar is all covered by Nordic Press Association funds. You will receive reimbursements for the tickets shortly after the seminar.


Expectations: We expect participants to come to the seminar with an open mind, a drive for discussion and a willingness to embrace diversity in both people and opinions. The point is to have constructive debates and learn from the process together. Therefore, it is important to go all in on the workshops, help your teammates and bring a positive attitude.


Any questions? Use contact formular on to get in touch with the organisers.