If you are at the end of your journalism studies or at the beginning of your career in journalism and you want to develop professionally, then we have good news for you! K2.0, through a one-day professional training, will present a five-month “Professional Shadowing” mentoring program that six of the training participants will benefit from.
This five-month program will help provide you with a more in-depth understanding of journalism and serve as paid experience in order to support young journalists to successfully fulfill their potential. Come to this training to learn how to become part of the mentoring program.
What can you benefit from?
Upon completion of the training, six of the participants will be selected to be part of the K2.0 team for five consecutive months. Throughout these five months, the participants will have the opportunity to attend this professional preparation mentoring program by working closely with one of the members of the K2.0 team; one selected participant will be mentored in photography, and five will be mentored in journalism and writing articles.
- Participate in all editorial meetings;
- Work closely with K2.0 journalists during interviews and fieldwork;
- Understand how ideas are pitched, how to gather and use relevant information and how to research for specific items;
- Have at least four study visits to organizations and/or institutions that are relevant to the thematic field in which they are focused.
At the end of the mentoring program, five of the participants will prepare articles that address a topic such as: access to justice, reconciliation and dialogue, labor market and employment, gender equality or cultural issues.
What do we expect from you?
Your willingness and commitment to learn is what we need from you. We welcome a diverse group, with people of different interests. As long as you are from Kosovo and interested in gaining professional development and experience, you are a potential candidate!
What is it about?
The initial training lasts for one day and will be organized in two sessions. It will focus on transferring applicable knowledge and information, and supporting young journalists to develop on-the-job skills, capacities and approaches for thematic journalistic reporting and coverage.
Through this training, participants will increase their knowledge of professional standards and ethics in journalism and will learn how to apply these standards in their workplace. At the end of the training, participants will have gained knowledge on numerous subjects that journalists must face in their daily jobs, for example: understanding the law on access to public documents, having the knowledge to file an access to public documents request, and understanding defamation and the public’s right to information.
The first part of the training will focus on:
- Protection of sources;
The second part of the training will focus on:
- Accessing information;
- The use of personal information and the protection of privacy.
K2.0 will engage two professional lecturers who will focus on how such principles, standards and legal implications are applied in practical terms.
Where and when?
The training will be held at the K2.0 Office in Prishtina on August 29.
How to apply
The application is open for all new journalists and students who are in their final year of studies.
To apply, you should complete the application form, here.
The application deadline is at midnight on Sunday, August 19.
This program is funded by the project ‘Luxembourg support to civil society in Kosovo,’ financed by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and managed by Kosovar Civil Society Foundation (KCSF).