Multimedia Journalism & Water

Publish Date: Mar 08, 2013

Deadline: Oct 01, 2013

Event Dates: from Nov 04, 2013 12:00 to Nov 22, 2013 12:00

Do you want to make an impact with stories about water, sanitation and hygiene? This 3-week course is just what you need! You will gain an in-depth knowledge, expand your network and learn about best practices. And, as the best way to maximize the impact of your stories, you will be able to develop your skills in multimedia production.

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you acquired:

  • Extensive knowledge of water, sanitation and hygiene and other related issues
  • An international network of journalists, trainers, contacts and experts in the field
  • Practical tools for how to find and access relevant information, recognize potential pitfalls and find ideas for stories
  • Examples of best practice in covering water issues and in multimedia journalism
  • Knowledge of how to increase the impact of multimedia journalism and social media
  • Increased proficiency in writing text, sourcing and making digital photos, recording and editing audio and video for online publication
  • Skills in planning, pitching and carrying out multimedia journalism assignments about water issues and in publishing stories online

Who’s it for

The course is designed for working journalists with at least three years professional experience in broadcast, print or online media.

Course outline

The course will give you the relevant background, up-to-date knowledge, network of contacts and examples of best practices to be able to report accurately and effectively on relevant water issues. Leading international experts will give you exclusive insights into current concerns and developments in the field. In addition to theoretical sessions and practical assignments, there will be working visits to specialised  institutions such as UNESCO-IHE and the International Reference Centre (IRC).

The course will focus on multimedia production, social media and online publication. You will reinforce and develop your knowledge and skills in developing stories which combine text, photos, audio and video. Our methodology of ‘learning by doing’ guarantees that there will be many opportunities to try your ideas out in practice.

Throughout the course you will have the use of professional photo/audio/video recording and editing equipment and the use of a multimedia laptop with wireless access to broadband internet; you will be able to publish your multimedia stories on a purpose-built website.

Dates and deadlines


Course dates: 4 – 22 November 2013
RNTC application deadline: 1 October 2013
NFP scholarship applications: 1 March – 7 May 2013
Media: Radio, Television, Print and Online
Type of Diploma: Certificate
Printable infosheet: Multimedia Journalism and Water 2013


Course dates: 3 – 21 November 2014
RNTC application deadline: 15 September 2014
NFP scholarship applications: to be announced
Media: Radio, Television, Print and Online
Type of Diploma: Certificate
Printable infosheet: Multimedia Journalism and Water 2014


Admission requirements

Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

  • You are currently working as a broadcast, print or online journalist and have a minimum of three years experience in journalism
  • You have successfully followed secondary education, and professional education or training in media
  • You are used to working with computers, using the Internet and have good computer skills
  • Your speaking and writing skills in English (the course language) are sufficient
  • You must submit a letter of motivation in English (150-250 words) explaining why you want to follow the course

English language proficiency:
Since English is the working language of the course, proficiency in English is an absolute necessity. Therefor we ask you to send us a proof of your proficiency in English. Applicants from countries where English is the official language and applicants who have completed secondary or tertiary education in English are excluded from this obligation. If you are in doubt about whether you are sufficiently proficient in English please contact RNTC at

Fees, costs and fellowships

Course fee

  • 2013: EUR 2,56
  • 2014: EUR 2,599

The course fee includes pick-up from the airport, insurance, accomodation & meals, cost of local transport and travel assignments. Participants must cover their international travel costs. More information on costs can be found here.


There are NFP fellowships available for this course.

  • 2013: apply between 1 March and 7 May 2013
  • 2014: application period to be announced

Read more on NFP fellowships here.

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