The Annual Barents Press International Conference in April Haparanda appeared unforgettable. According to many in attendance it was one of the best. We are very grateful to the hosts – Barents Press Sweden! What do the young participants think back about? Here’re some viewpoints from different countries.
How can media not lose readers, listeners and viewers and not lose their social role in society? Is journalism to die or to become a new "business niche"? These issues were discussed by journalists from Norway, Finland, Sweden and Russia at the annual conference of the journalistic network Barents Press International in late April in the Swedish city of Haparanda.
Scoop Russia competition for investigative journalists
'Scoop Russia' invites to participate in competition for journalists in Northwest Russia and calls for ideas for in-depth-journalism. For those who have an idea to do investigative journalism this competition gives a chance to realize one's journalistic dream.
The award is an invitation to a seminar at Fojo (Institute for journalism) in Sweden from February 28th to March 6th with all costs covered, financial support to do the investigation and an opportunity to present your results at a master class in autumn 2011.
‘Scoop Russia’ is a Swedish-Danish project to promote investigative reporting in Russia. It's managed by the Swedish association of investigative reporters (FGJ), the Danish Association for investigative journalism (FGU) and International Media Support.
Scoop Russia offers training of journalists, practical support for research and access to international networks of investigative journalists. It's funded by SIDA, the Swedish aid agency.
Scoop started 2003 and has since supported more than 400 investigations in East- and Southeast Europe.
For more information see www.i-scoop.org