Curriculum

This is a tentative schedule as of July 2017.

Sunday, January 7th

Arrivals and registration

Welcome dinner

Monday, January 8th

09:00 – 11:00: Techniques for Better Story-Telling (Michael Kahn, Reuters)

11:30-13:00 Story Idea Presentation to Feedback Panel (Jeremy Druker-TOL, Nedim Dervisbegovic-RFE/RL, and Michael Kahn).

Each participant will present their story to three long-time journalists in Prague who will offer initial feedback, suggestions for additional sources, and possible contacts. Nedim Dervisbegovic will focus on possible multimedia elements to include in each story.

Afternoon: On assignment, reporting and interviewing in the field.

Tuesday, January 9th

09:30 – 12:30: Rob Cameron – Reporting from Prague

The BBC’s long-time correspondent talks about how he got his start and how the profession has changed since his arrival in the early 1990s. He’ll also give a primer on using sound/audio in your stories.

Afternoon: On assignment, reporting and interviewing in the field.

Wednesday,  January 10th

All day, reporting and interviewing in the field.

Thursday,  January 11th

09:30 – 12:30: Female Correspondents – The Benefits and Challenges to Being a Woman in What Was Once a Man’s Game. (Silvie Lauder, Respekt)

Afternoon: Finishing touches on the assignments. Deadline: 19:00

Friday, January 12th

10:00 – 12:30: Tour of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Working under conflict (Gordana Knezevic, RFE/RL)

14:00 – 17:00 Photojournalism (Jan Rybar, award-winning photojournalist)

Evening drinks at local Czech brewery

Saturday, January 13th

9:30 – 12:30: Life as a Foreign Correspondent (Raphael Minder, New York Times)

Sunday, January 14th

Free day

Monday, January 15th

09:30 – 12:30: Reporting-project critique session (Jeremy Druker and Michael Kahn)

Free afternoon

Farewell dinner

Tuesday, January 16th

Departures

Testimonials