New Media Tools Mentoring Programme for Diversity Inclusiveness, 2016-2017

Publish Date: Jun 30, 2016

Deadline: Aug 26, 2016

Event Dates: from Nov 01, 2016 12:00 to Apr 01, 2017 12:00

New Media Tools Mentoring Programme for Diversity Inclusiveness 

Enabling Media Professionals to Explore Transmedia, Multimedia and Crossmedia Journalism as well as Crowdfunding/Sponsoring to Adopt an Approach of Diversity Inclusiveness

What we offer through Div-A - Diversity Accelerator:

1. A team of coaches to help you develop your idea. 
2. A network of fellow media moguls from all over Europe that you get to meet at two workshops: in Lisbon (10-11 November 2016) and Perugia (to be confirmed later, April 2017), all costs covered.

What will the Project Do?

By leaning on the Council of Europe’s MEDIANE network, the project will create a core group of media professionals who have established their own business models using transmedia / multimedia / crossmedia journalism in their daily practice and involving crowdfunding / sponsoring in building up their businesses. The core group will develop and deliver the mentoring programme for aspiring multimedia journalists who wish to launch their own start-ups.
To ensure the multiplying effect, the project will also involve journalism schools, journalist unions and a range of media organisations. To facilitate the creation of business links between journalists committed to diversity inclusiveness and potential business partners, the programme will invite: potential sponsors, crowdfunding companies’ representatives, multimedia-tool-creators, TV channels using multimedia tools and web documentaries on their online surfaces and politicians or lobby groups committed to supporting the inclusive approach in media by law-making.

Who Can Apply?

1. You're a registered journalist.
2. You live in one of the 47 member states of the Council of Europe.
3. Your media project has a strong focus on diversity inclusion.
4. You are looking forward to create your own media outlet with a mid or long-term perspective.

What will selected journalists/teams be requested to deliver? 

A business plan for setting up a mid or long-term media outlet using digital platforms and focussing on diversity inclusion;
An analysis of the challenges faced to reach the goals set at the beginning of the programme, and useful advice for setting up a digital media outlet, which includes diversity in depicting society.
The Council of Europe undertakes to pay the selected journalist(s)/teams a fee of 3,000 Euros covering the whole mentoring process, in return of the fulfilment of the above obligations and deliveries.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed by 13 September and requested to submit a one-minute video presenting their project by 15 September and attend a Skype meeting during the subsequent week.

Aim of the Programme 

This pilot mentoring programme aims at testing a new approach to rendering the media landscape in Europe more inclusive with regard to population diversity and more balanced in relation to diversity issues.The programme will do this by helping young media professionals who are already committed to diversity inclusiveness to use the tools new media offers and create their own independent business models.

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