CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: REPORTING CHANGE MULTIMEDIA COURSE

World Press Photo invites professional visual journalists from Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco and Tunisia to apply for the Reporting Change Multimedia Course. In order to strengthen their storytelling skills, 10 selected participants will receive guidance from professional trainers and a grant to produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region. The multimedia productions will be promoted by World Press Photo within the framework of Reporting Change. 

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The course: Multimedia
The course consists of three phases beginning with a five-day face-to-face introduction to multimedia storytelling with the aim of producing a story idea and work plan, followed by the production of this multimedia story while receiving online coaching from the trainers. The course will end with a five-day face-to-face workshop in which the produced multimedia stories are discussed and finalized. All courses will take place between January and April 2014.

The trainings will take place in a small group environment where the 10 participants will get one-on-one coaching from experienced, acclaimed international professionals. They will also have the opportunity to network and exchange knowledge with the trainers as well as with fellow regional participants.

Each of the participants will receive a € 2,000 grant to further develop their skills and produce a high-quality multimedia story from the region. Participation is free of cost and World Press Photo will cover the participants' travel and accommodation.

Who can apply?
Professional visual journalists (photographers and videographers):

  • With a minimum of one year of experience working as a freelancer or on staff
  • Who are nationals or permanent residents working in Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Morocco or Tunisia
  • Who have the ambition to improve their storytelling skills
  • Who have access to high definition multimedia equipment
  • With a basic understanding of English and/or French

Application process and deadline:
Download the application forms with the links below and email your completed forms to education@worldpressphoto.org.

The deadline to submit the application is 23 September 2013. After the deadline, an international committee of multimedia professionals will select 10 participants based on the quality of submitted work and story ideas. The results will be announced on Monday, 21 October 2013. 

The project: ‘Reporting Change’
The Multimedia course will be in the framework of ‘Reporting Change: Investigating and documenting transition in the Middle East and North Africa’. This joint initiative of World Press Photo and Human Rights Watch runs between 2012 and 2014 and consists of training programs for visual journalists by World Press Photo, as well as research and advocacy by Human Rights Watch. The Multimedia Course is the third course of the project. The two previous workshops covered Basic Skills and Storytelling. 

For more information on World Press Photo, Reporting Change and the workshops, please see www.worldpressphoto.org/reporting-change or write to education@worldpressphoto.org.

For questions or help with the application, please email education@worldpressphoto.org.

World Press Photo receives support from the Dutch Postcode Lottery and is sponsored worldwide by Canon.

About World Press Photo

World Press Photo organizes the leading international contest in visual journalism. The foundation is committed to supporting and advancing high standards in photojournalism and documentary storytelling worldwide. Its aim is to generate wide public interest in and appreciation for the work of photographers and other visual journalists, and for the free exchange of information. The activities include organizing annual photojournalism and multimedia contests and global exhibition tours. The Academy programs strive to stimulate high-quality visual journalism through educational programs, grants and by creating greater visibility through a variety of publications. World Press Photo is an independent, non-profit organization with its office in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, where it was founded in 1955.

For further information, please contact:

The press department at World Press Photo, or tel. +31(0)20 676 6096.

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