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The EJC Launches Digital Media Course with Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, GIPA

29 May 2013 | PROJECT NEWS


Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, in cooperation with Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA), presents New World of Journalism in the Digital Age course.

When: Classes will be held from June 24 – 28 (from 10:00 to 18:00) in Tbilisi, Georgia. Admission has started and will continue through: June 14.

Overview: This 5-day program is aimed at mid-level editors or top-level managers who oversee departments of reporters and writers and other journalists, in a variety of platforms, from magazines/newspapers, broadcast or online. Workshops provide perspectives on the latest trends in digital journalism, including how to make data more visual; how the internet is changing investigative reporting; strategic use of mobile technology; challenges news media companies face amid changing roles in newsroom jobs and better ways to engage readers. Sessions will spur discussion on how to integrate digital journalists with those working in other platforms, building awareness of new digital tools and practices, and how editors can strategize to help their companies compete in the rapidly changing media world.

Instructors: Workshops will be taught by graduates from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism, and key news media professionals noted for their wide expertise in topics ranging from web metrics analysis, digital storytelling, social media journalism, interactive graphics, newsroom integration and more. Anup Kaphle, the digital editor for Washington Post’s foreign and national security coverage, and Irene Jay Liu, the current news editor (data) at Thomson Reuters, will be among the lineup of speakers that will be present. 

Certificate: Successful applicants will receive a joint certificate from Columbia University and Georgian Institute of Public Affairs (GIPA) in New World of Journalism in the Digital Age course.

Pricing: The attendance fee is $2000 per participant, and includes all training provided by Columbia Journalism School Continuing Education Programs, daily breakfast, lunch and beverages, a mid-week dinner, subject materials and use of our facilities and Wi-Fi connections. The fee should be paid in advance.

Costs for all travel and accommodations, as well as any other tours/side trips, are to be arranged and borne by the company/participants.

Registration: To register for this course, please send a copy of your CV, ID and a statement of purpose to with ‘NEW WORLD’ as the subject line.

Please note: Columbia University reserves the right to cancel and/or reschedule a course based on enrollment figures. In the event of cancellation or postponement, the Continuing Education department will offer reimbursement for the course. In other cases, all sales are final. Continuing Education does not offer refunds, credits or exchanges. We apologize, but there are no exceptions to this rule.

Contact Information: Jaba Bokuchava—Training / Marketing Manager, Caucasus School of Journalism and Media Management (CSJMM), Georgian Institute of Public Administration (GIPA)


Office: + (995 32) 249-75-01; Cell: + (995 599) 25-01-00

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