The EU Journalism Fellowship blog


Why organise EU Journalism Fellowships?

Recent sharp declines in traditional print media readership & revenues have resulted in a reduction of quality journalism and rising concerns on ethics especially in reporting EU and other European issues. Mid-career courses for journalists on European issues typically are via short visits and seminars of a few days or a week, few if any longer EU courses exist: hence the EU Journalism Fellowship.

Who is behind these fellowships?

Fondation EurActiv with support from other fondations, an international jury and other independent media groups has developed a fellowship programme focusing on providing independent quality journalism across Europe. At its core is an ‘alumni group’ which publishes cross-border European articles for their domestic/national media as well as internationally. This cohort of journalists has learnt ‘How to turn European stories local – and local stories European’. The programme recruits and selects ‘up and coming’ young journalists with 2 to 6 years experience, from across Europe. It provides them with practical on the job experience in Brussels & Strasbourg for up to 8 weeks and then continues to support the group with newsletters and stories via social media. The Robert Bosch Foundation provided the inaugural funding in 2011 and 2012.

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