Organizers of the event are: US State Department, US Embassy in Poland, FRSI (Poland), and Digital Communication Network. At Tech Camp participants will attend workshops of international trainers, meet leading professionals in the field from Poland, work in teams to develop joint projects. The best projects will be awarded with mini-grants. There are four main topics:
- Critical Media Literacy: How to differentiate propaganda and manipulation from reliable content in the deluge of 24/7 information coming from digital sources? Inspiring examples of educational activities from experts in the field.
- Entrepreneurship for independent and sustainable journalism: How to reach financial self-sufficiency for truly independent reporting? Business models that work for contemporary media: start-ups thinking plus fundraising.
- Responsible data visualization: Using digital tools to support public understanding of complex social, economic and political issues, without their undue simplifiсation. Presentations and workshops by practitioners who turn massives of data into amazing infographics.
- Professional standards and ICT tools in civic journalism: Meeting professional journalism standards VS bringing the news to recipients immediately – possibilities and challenges of digital tools from successful journalists.
Please note, that young media professionals from Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Tajikistan, Ukraine are eligible to apply.
Organizers will cover flights, food, and accommodation for the duration of the program. Tech Camp participants will also be invited to attend the second day of the Networking Conference on 17 February 2017.