Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism
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Almaty: 4-6 November 2013
“Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”
Central Asia’s largest blogging platform NewEurasia.net invites bloggers and journalists from Almaty to participate in the free workshop, “Bringing Central Asia’s Culture and History into the Global Market of Journalism”. We are inviting professional journalist, amateurs, students, bloggers, and civil society activists.
The main theme of three-day workshop will be to teach methods and concrete publishing opportunities to help aspiring bloggers and journalists tell the world about their country and region’s arts, culture, and history.
The workshop will be held on 4, 5 and 6 November in Almaty, in the auditorium of the Kazakh University of International Relations and World Languages named after Ablai Khan (Абылай хан атындағы Қазақ Халықаралық Қатынастар және Әлем Тілдері Университеті). Classes will be held in the English and Russian languages.
Tutors: NewEurasia’s editors Sanjar Rakhmatov and Christopher Schwartz.
Everyone is welcome on the first day of theoretical training, which will be held on November 4 from 15.00 to 18.00. The mandatory condition for the first day is basic knowledge of English.
During the first day, participants will become familiar with the standards of the “Western” school of journalism, its philosophy and methods, and they will learn how to correctly build work with an editor. They will also mearn the art of “pitch” (how to sell a story to a Western editor).
The first day will conclude with a round of competitive selection, in which the five best students will be invited to participate in two practical training days.
The practical training days will include the creation of journalistic material on cultural or historical themes under the guidance of a professional editor. It will also entail familiarization with the real possibilities of working in international media.
Participants of the practical training days will receive a certificate, and their stories will be published on NewEurasia. The best author will receive a cash prize, symbolizing his first international journalist’s fee.
For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. In the subject line, please state: “Kazakhstan 2013”