Training on Digital tools in story telling for online content: deadline 10 November

British and Ukrainian media trainers will work with journalists on multimedia stories production in the field. 

The Regional Voices project, funded by the EU, invites radio and online regional journalists to apply for multimedia content production workshop on 21 – 26 November, 2016, in Poltava. Thomson Foundation and International Institute for Regional Media and Information conduct trainings.

Online production workshop will focus on:

  • news values in action
  • identifying top lines and angles in a story
  • developing a story line
  • the difference between print and online
  • multimedia in online news articles
  • digital tools in story telling for online content
  • developing a feature article for online

The aim of a five-day workshop is that by the end of the training each participant has a high-impact, balanced story for immediate, real time publication, airing on radio and posting online. You may want to check stories from previous online workshop on the project website. Thus, from the outset, with the support from international and local media trainers, participants will identify stories they want to cover, investigate them, analyse, interview their heroes, edit and have them ready for publishing by the end of workshops.

To apply for the workshop fill in online form in by 10 November, The organizers will provide accommodation, meals and tickets reimbursement.

For more information about the workshops contact Aleksey Soldatenko at 050 323 14 30  or email:

About trainers:

Marek Bekerman, Thomson Foundation (UK), is an experienced journalism trainer with more than 25 years’ experience in international news and media development. Between 1990 and 2011, he worked as a journalist, producer and editor for BBC News in London, and since 2004 has travelled extensively in the Former Soviet Union countries and the Middle East on media development and training assignments. He was journalism education expert for an EU project to modernise media education in Ukraine in 2005-2007. Marek is Programme Leader for MA International Journalism at the University of Salford, Manchester and his research interests include media regulation, public service broadcasting, international news, future of radio, urban journalism, media in conflict resolution and post-conflict countries.

Iryna Dudka, IRMI (Ukraine) is a journalist. She has 17 years of experience in communications. Irina is a trainer and a teacher for Poltava Regional Centre for Re-Training. Iryna designs and leads trainings for public officials and mass media on decentralisation, constructive dialogue and democratic governance. She is a regional project coordinator for “Partnership for Local Economic Development and Democratic Governance” project in Poltava region and head of the Institute of Territorial Communities of Poltava Region, CSO.

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Regional Voices: Strengthening Conflict Sensitive Coverage in Ukraine’s Regional Media is a year and a half EU funded initiative, implemented by the Media Consortium of five organizations: Thomson Foundation, Institute of Regional Media and Information (IRMI), MEMO 98, Association Spilnyi Prostir (ASP) and The European Journalism Center.


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