NEWSREEL - New skills for the next generation of journalists

Project ID
Project title

New skills for the next generation of journalists

Project manager, contact details
Róbert Dudás,
Academic supervisor, contact details
Gábor Polyák, Dr.,
Total project budget
355.966 EUR
Total budget of UP
117.215 EUR
Project start date
Project submission date
BTK Társadalom- és Médiatudományi Intézet
Lead Partner
Partner Organisations
Instituto Universitario de Lisboa (PT), Erich-Brost Institut für Journalismus in Europa Gemeinnutzige Gesellschaft mit Beschrankter Haftung EBI GmbH (DE), Universitatea din Bucuresti (RO)
General description

Journalists have an essential role in the new media landscape as a pillar of credible and contextualized information. Being in competition with several alternatives, non-professional or even deliberately manipulated news, professional journalism should be empowered by new competencies and skills. Among the opportunities enabled by digital technologies, processing, analysing and visualizing big amounts of data as well as the multi-sectoral and digital cross-border co-operations open new fields of journalistic activities, and new ways to speak about public issues. However, this environment also entails technical and economic risks, and it demands expertise in IT security as well as the development of business models and strategies from journalists and media companies. Journalists face several ethical challenges that should be handled to meet their social responsibilities. Fake news and hate speech have become a big issue in the public sphere, and so have whistleblowing and activism.
By improving skills of a new generation of European journalists, NEWSREEL will contribute to the strenghtening of the common European democratic public sphere by improving the collaborative and cross-border journalism that is able to elaborate and make tangible the huge amount of available data, and that is based on a predictable business strategy and a firm ethical foundation.

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