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Over €1,500,000 awarded in grants to innovative reporting. Over 5000 journalists trained. Close to 50 events and seminars organised, benefitting thousands of journalists globally. Millions visited our resource sites (like datadrivenjournalism.net), downloaded our Handbooks, and participated in online video courses via our Learno platform. 2500+ journalists and teachers engaged in our media literacy and development programmes in some of the world’s most challenging media environments.
If the first weeks of 2017 are anything to go by, there’s no time for a breather. We are ready to go again.
The European Journalism Centre believes in a future for media that is ethical, sustainable and innovative. We are a non-profit that exists to connect journalists and the media industry to the new ideas that will take us there.
Whether we’re funding original storytelling, boosting basic literacy skills, teaching advanced data skills, organising press trips to Chad, or hosting events exploring the worlds of VR and AI, we’re busy every day connecting journalists with new ideas.
These are topics that the European Journalism Centre wants to drive because they are important to journalism and the European Journalism Centre’s future. They give us a framework for making decisions and taking projects on, and they broadcast our mission into the world.
All these values and interests flow down into our four key project areas. We are structuring our workflows, metrics, financial reporting and strategic thinking with these pillars in mind.
Grants involves things like our Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation innovative reporting awards. Events plays host to our News Impact Summits, supported by Google News Lab. Training & Trips covers everything from European Commission seminars, to digital learning platforms. Media Development is the home of our varied work in Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Bolivia and beyond, mostly in partnership with Free Press Unlimited.
For maximum impact, and to help us focus our efforts in the right places, we’ve devised a simple vision for 2017.
Our plans for 2017 arrived through an exhaustive 12 week process of talking to our team, funders, board, users, community and the news industry at large. But that doesn’t mean we’re across every challenge that European and global news organisations are facing today.
Our strength is in our network, twenty-five years in the making. In the coming months you will see us announce new initiatives and projects for that network.
Hopefully they’ll meet your needs whether you are a freelancer, local newsroom, national broadcaster, or global news outlet. If they don’t, tell us. Tell us where you need support, expertise and direction. Tell us and if we can’t help directly, we’ll connect you to our community of hundreds of thousands of media professionals. Let’s get started.