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digital media lab | Ukraine 2022

Are you from Ukraine?
Are you a young journalist, blogger, storyteller, media professional or student?
Do you believe that good journalism can make a difference especially in times of war?

Then we think you are the perfect match for us!

Whether you are currently living in Ukraine or anywhere else, this program will broaden your network, help you advance and use your journalistic skills for the social good and support you on establishing yourself on the European media scene.

The program offers …

… a series of online classes with experts from different fields of journalism, storytelling, rhetorics and social campaigning 🧑🏽‍💻
… the opportunity to develop a journalistic format to spread your message
… close consultation and check ups by the elda team along with an easy-to-use and structured template for developing your journalistic format 💁🏽‍♂️💁🏻
… a 5-day workshop in Warsaw (online participation possible)
… networking
… meeting international journalists and storytellers

We are proud and excited to work on this project with our partners Institute Respublica and Right to Dignity.

Your expected effort

Take part in 7 after work online sessions in September-October 2022 (2-3 hours each)
Work on your own journalistic concept and hand in a brief pitch
Join the 5 day seminar in Warsaw (dec 5.-8. 2022)
There is no participation fee – generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office 🙏

Apply now for our exclusive and innovative program “Digital Media Lab”!

There is no participation fee. Generous funding is provided by the German Federal Foreign Office.


Part I: online basis school

7 online afternoon classes in September-October 2022 (starting at 3.30 pm EEST, duration 2-3 hours)
Mon, 12.9. kick off – introduction, expectations & exchange
Tue, 20.9. lecture: digital storytelling – interview & journalistic skills
Thur, 22.9. lecture: digital formats – enhance your strategy, content & techniques
Tue, 27.9. practice: digital storytelling – narrative analysis & group work on own formats
Thur, 29.9. practice: digital formats – create your own content strategy in groups
Tue, 4.10. lecture: self presentation for journalists – develop a convincing job profile (in Ukrainian)
Thur, 6.10. recap & next steps – present your work status

Part II: Develop a journalistic format guided by experts

On your own time, you will develop your format, following the newly learned steps
Update Calls are provided by the elda team
You hand in you pitch until the middle of october

The best concepts are chosen by our jury and invited to Part III

Part III: 5 day seminar in warsaw
Trainings tailored to the participants needs
Finalizing & publishing of journalistic concepts
Dec 5th – Dec 9th 2022