PROGRAMME OFFERING FOR
ROMA MAINSTREAM MEDIA INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME
Communication, integration, and education are the key elements of this project. The
purpose of the programme is to provide opportunities to ten talented young Roma with at
least a secondary education to develop careers in the mainstream media.
Number of participants: 10
March - December 2000
Course Leader: Janis Overlock
JOURNALISM COURSE FOR HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS
It is designed for the students in the first to third grade and working for a student
magazine or those who would like intend to start one. The workshop will take place once a
week in the afternoon. Students will learn the basics of journalism -interviewing
techniques, researching stories, developing sources, and writing stories.
Number of participants: 32
Professional: Jan Sand, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism,
Nancy Benson, Knight Fellow, Andrej Tuser, Associate Professor,
Department of Journalism, Jozef Vatral, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism
Language: English and Slovak
Dates: September - December, 2000
SLOVAK LANGUAGE IN THE MEDIA
One-day workshop on Slovak language morphology, stylistics and syntax organized for
journalists working for dailies, weeklies and news agencies.
Number of participants: 15-20
Professional: Matej Povazaj, National Institute of
Peter Balaz, dean, Saint Cyril and Metod University, Trnava city, Jan
Kacala, College of Education, Comenius University
Date: September - December, 2000
RADIO COURSES FOR LOCAL NETWORKS
Tailored course is designed up to the special requests of the radio
organisations. It is planned for those who are interested in
journalism training to improve their reporting and newscasting, to develop
sources, story structure and research, techniques for fair and
balanced reporting, and newscast structure.
Number of participants: 10 (per radio)
Professionals: Nancy Benson, Knight Fellow
Dates: September - December, 2000
TV COURSES FOR REGIONAL STUDIOS
Tailored course on reporting, newscasting, developing stories, techniques etc. for
regional and local TV studios.
Number of participants: 10 - 15 (per TV studio)
Professionals: Mike Beardsley
Dates: October – November, 2000
The first day of the course, attendees will be asked to develop a photo story idea with
international publication in mind.
The second part of a the seminar will involve the completion of a photostory - given them
the first day of the seminar by the trainer – and completed by the end of the third day.
Number of participants: 15
Professionals: Mark Milstein
Dates: September 18 - 20, 2000
ENGLISH LANGUAGE FOR JOURNALISTS
This training is designed for the working reporters who are interested in learning and
improving their English skills.
Number of participants: 20
Professionals: Matthew Reynolds, Lydia Kokavcova
Dates: September – December, 2000
CENTER/CEELI JUDGES AND JOURNALISTS WORKSHOP
The agenda of the conference includes a thorough discussion of the new FOIA (Freedom of
Information Act), which goes into effect in Slovakia in January 2001. Although FOIA has
been passed, there hasn't been much public discussion of what this means for reporters who
frequently have a hard time accessing government documents. Judges, reporters, and
government officials will gather in Bratislava to discuss the implications of FOIA. The
conference may also take on the road to Kosice.
Dates: mid-October 2000
Professionals: law experts, judges, journalists
MEDIA COMMUNICATION FOR JUDGES
Series of the two-day courses for judges. The course is designed
to explain to the representatives of the Slovak judiciary
the basics of
the media commmucation process. How to prepare for an interview for
newspaper, radio and television is also taught.
Number of participants: 20 (per session)
Lecturers: Anna Samelova, Jana Segecova
Dates: September - December 2000
WOMEN IN JOURNALISM
A one-day workshop coorganized with National Gender Centre and
Canadian Fund. It is focused on definition of
woman’s role in the media organisations, its impression and impact on decision-making
position in the society in transition.
Number of participants: 40
Lecturers: Slovak and Canadian journalists and experts.
Date: October 2000
MEDIA AND THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION
Two one-day courses emphasis is to explore the relationships between the public
administration, government and the media. It also includes a discussion of the new FOIA
(Freedom of Information Act), which goes into effect in Slovakia in January 2001. Although
FOIA has been passed, there hasn't been much public discussion of what this means for
reporters who frequently have a hard time accessing documents from the public
Number of the participants: 40
Professionals: Luba Vavrova, Center for development of the municipality,
Olga Gafrikova, Association of the cities and villages
Dates: October - November, 2000
The serial of training offers to teach basic environmental reporting and writing
techniques, introduce some of the new computer databases and other resources available to
reporters and editors.
Number of participants: 22
Professional: Katarina Zackova, expert on environmental issues and
working for Trend business weekly
Dates: October, 2000
The serial of one-day seminars is designed to introduce and develop the concept of
investigative reporting and how to approach such stories, and to show
what tools are available to help reporters and how to use them.
Number of participants: 24
Professional: Peter Rival, correspondent to Bonn working for Trend business
Dates: November, 2000
MEDIA AND NON-GOVERNMENTAL ORGANISATIONS
Two one-day courses is designed to explain to the representatives of the non-governmental
organisations the basics of the media commmucation
process. How to prepare for an interview for newspaper, radio and television will be also
Number of participants: 26
Professionals: Alena Bucekova, freelance journalist
Dates: October 2000
I've been very impressed by this course. I admire
you greatly for the way you have to communicate with us, the trainees.
Ana Dragos, Deva , "Info TV", Sibiu, June