This is a tentative schedule as of November 2020. CET time.

Monday, November 9th

16:00 – 16:45 Welcome and Introductions (Jeremy Druker, Transitions)

16:45 – 18:00 Panel Discussion: “What Is Actually a Foreign Correspondent?” (moderated by Jeremy Druker, Transitions, with participants: Raphael Minder, The New York Times + Tereza Engelova, Hlidaci Pes and Czech Television).


18:15 – 19:45 News-Writing Lab (Michael Kahn, Reuters)


20:00 – 21:00 Pitching session for story proposals (Jeremy Druker, Transitions)

All participants will pitch their ideas for their two stories for feedback. The assignment for the first week will be a print/web story or a photo essay for print or web (first draft due Friday); the assignment for the second week will be an audio story (due at the end of the second week).

Tuesday, November 10th

16:00 – 17:30 Writing Lab: Getting Out Into the (Virtual) Field (Michael Kahn, Reuters)

Participants will work intensively with the faculty, focusing on the following subjects:


18:00 – 20:00 Practical – writing exercise (Michael Kahn, Reuters)

Participants will have two hours to write their stories with faculty reviewing the results.

Wednesday, November 11th

16:30 – 18:00 From freelance foreign correspondent to working for an experimental online platform (Irene Caselli)

Thursday, November 12th

Final day for reporting and interviewing for feature stories, preparing the first draft of print stories.

19:00 – 20:30 The Benefits and Challenges to Being a Woman in What Was Once a Man’s Game. (Jana Ciglerova Denik N)

Friday, November 13th

16:30 – 18:00 The Do’s and Don’ts of International Feature Writing (Dinah Richter Spritzer)


18:30 – 19:45 Reporting from Prague (Rob Cameron, BBC)

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.


20:00 – 21:00  The Practicalities of Putting Together a Great Audio Piece (Rob Cameron, BBC)

21:00 – 22:00 Finish first draft of print stories, deadline 22:00

Students finalize their stories and submit via an online platform.

Saturday, November 14th

Free day

Sunday, November 15th

Free day

Monday, November 16th

During the day: Individual Feedback on First Draft of Stories (Jeremy Druker, Transitions)

Each participant will have a 15-minute slot to discuss the drafts with Jeremy during an online meeting.

17:00 – 18:30 Life as a Foreign Correspondent (Raphael Minder, The New York Times)

Tuesday, November 17th

Participants will spend the day working on audio/podcast stories. This is also the day to finish up the final version of the print stories.

Wednesday, November 18th

18:30 – 20:00 Multimedia Reporting: What is a Video Story and How to Give Every Story a Classic Story Structure (Adam Pemble, The Associated Press)

22:30 Deadline for final version of print story and posting it to online platform.

Thursday, November 19th

16:30 – 18:00 Covering Africa and the Solutions Journalism Approach (Tomas Linder, Respekt)


19:30 – 22:00 – Individual Feedback on Final Version of Print Stories (Jeremy Druker, Transitions)

Individual story feedback on the final version of the print story – each participant will have a 15-minute slot to discuss the final version with Jeremy during an online meeting.

Final reporting and editing of audio/podcast stories.

22:30 Deadline for audio story and posting it to an online platform.

Friday, November 20th

16:20 – 16:30 RFE/RL introduction (Evgeniya Konovalova, RFE/RL)

16:30 – 17:30 Working Under Conflict (Malali Bashir, RFE/RL)

Farewell (Jeremy Druker, Transitions)