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In a time where freedom of information is on decline all around the world, the Nordic states remain on top of the list over countries with the highest level of press freedom.
Hundreds of Norwegians and Russians arrived in the first week of February in the town of Kirkenes on the Russian-Norway border to see the spectacular installations, to visit unusual exhibitions and to speculate about the future of the Arctic territories at the international art festival Barents Spektakel.
Welcome to multimedia course
The course will take place from 11 to 15 October 2010 and will include visits to news rooms, media organizations and training centers in Norway and Denmark.
The participants of Multimedia course 2009 play media game. Photo: BPI
During selection process the priority will be given to editors-in –chiefs and news editors. Participation is free. The organizers cover transportation, accommodation and meals during the course from the means of Nordic Council of Ministries.
Modern journalism, locally and nationally, is multimedia-journalism. The story needs detail and afterthought in print; it requires actuality and speed with no deadline and reader participation on the internet; live feeling on radio; and action on the mobile phone film-report on the net – and several versions on the local and national pages.
Social networks and blogs play more an important role.
How do the multimedia editors make decisions on the right version in the future? Norway and Denmark have multimedia houses that deal with several media – and both local and national news 24 hours a day.
How to combine print and electronic versions? How much emphasis on local news, as well as global?
In what direction the modern journalism will move and what should be adopted in the Russian media? This is what we will talk about with colleagues in news rooms of Norway and Denmark and in the Nordic Journalist Center.
NJC experts have invented an original business game which simulates the work of multimedia edition.
This is the second study visit on this topic organized by NJC and Barents Press in collaboration with Regional Press Institute (St. Petersburg).
Application’s form is available in Russian.
Elena Larionova, BPI project coordinator