Sony Digital Rapids Pixel Power calrec Sony

Thomson Foundation summer course 2019: dates and details


Thomson Foundation has announced the dates for its mobile multimedia journalism programme 2019. This intensive five-week course in London brings together digital news gathering and publishing skills for storytelling across multiple platforms and devices.

August 5 to September 6, 2019 In the five-week programme, participants will cover a story for their media organisation from different angles using different technologies and techniques. It includes master classes from leading journalists, practical workshops and visits to UK media organisations.

Week one: Recipes for great journalism What makes great journalism?:

The art of story treatment and storytelling, adapting and creating material for different types of media platforms, exploring innovations in journalism and engaging audiences.

Research and verification: Learning competency in digital research and verification including essential social media verification practices, handling user-generated content (UGC), open source tools and geolocation.

Masterclass - investigative journalism: Asking the right questions and interrogating information to establish the truth and piece together the whole story. With a leading international investigative journalist.

Example visits: The Guardian and Channel 4 News

Week two: Data journalism, visual, audio and social Data journalism: Learning how to research and analyse data, data mining and the ethics of access to data.

Masterclass - data visualisation: Using info-graphics to make instant sense of complex trends and information, turning complex data into strong visual stories.

Social media: Identifying the right platform for specific content and audiences and the best apps and open source digital tools to help gather and create that content.

Example visits: BBC and YouTube

The mobile journalism and social media skills have helped changed the way I approach my job.

Monique Mortlock, summer course 2018 Week three: Audio production and mobile journalism The power of audio: The tools for podcast and audio production and how to use this personal and intimate form of media to tell human stories.

Mobile journalism - the swiss army knife of journalism

The power of the image: The use of framing, lighting and image sequences to tell visual stories. Includes a photo-walk to explore the streets of London through the lens of a mobile phone.

The power of video: Developing video filming and editing skills using mobile phones and tablets and using apps to create graphics and effects.

Masterclass - the power of live: Exploring opportunities for live broadcast anywhere, anytime, any place using a mobile phone, and the social media platforms to choose.

Week four: Hands-on great journalism Bringing it all together: Working with mentors to produce a finished story in creative formats suitable for relevant media organisations output channels.

Masterclass - innovations in media: Exploring cutting-edge innovations poised to merge the impossible worlds of imagination with real life, including 360-video, virtual reality and augmented reality.

Week five: UK media placement Work placement: A chance to spend five days within British media organisations.

The networking opportunities on this course are invaluable.

Meehika Barua, summer course 2018

To take part in the summer course you will need:

To have worked as a journalist.

Funding for course fees (4,800, excluding travel and accommodation; estimated at around 10,000, including travel and accommodation).

The support of your employer.

A good working knowledge of English.

Part-scholarships Thomson Foundation offers two part scholarships for the five-week multi-media summer course. The scholarships are reserved for exceptional and ambitious journalists with at least two years experience. They represent a 50 per cent or an 80 per cent deduction on the course fees but do not include travel and accommodation costs.

How to apply: Click on this link you will be asked to submit your CV and a cover letter. Application deadline: 19 April, 2019.

Related content

Summer course: making multimedia work

The challenges of long form story telling using the best digital tools.

-- Play

-- --

Inspiring the next generation

Visual highlights from the 2018 Summer Course produced by Yi Xie from China.

Mobile Journalism - that blew my mind

A challenging week of training in a powerful story telling tool - the smart phone.

We get around. Explore our project map
See more stories from thompsonfoundation

Most recent headlines


Netflix Doubles Down on Foodie Shows

Courtesy of Netflix The Chef Show, a new series from Jon Favreau and Roy Choi, premieres on Netflix June 7. The show sees Favreau, an actor and director, and C...


Lesufi celebrates renaming of Herskool HF Verwoerd: Smuts will also fall'

The Gauteng MEC for Education, Panyaza Lesufi, has praised official efforts to rename H erskool HF Verwoerd, in Tshwane, to Rietodale Secondary School. Lesufi,...


Carl Niehaus issues threat to journalists over Pep store outfit comments

In what has become a routine occurrence outside of Jacob Zuma's court hearings, the former president and his cronies Carl Niehaus included addressed cro...


WRAL Announces Weather Team Line-up

Elizabeth Gardner to continue on Mornings, Mike Maze and Kat Campbell to lead Evening Weather Coverage The WRAL Team: (l to r) Peta Sheerwood, Elizabeth Gardne...


Sci Fi Short Zero Shot on URSA Mini Pro Gets Tribeca Film Festival Premiere

Blackmagic Design has today announced that Zero, a new science fiction short from acclaimed British writer director duo The Brothers Lynch, was shot on the UR...


Post Malone Spans the Globe on Beerbongs and Bentleys World Tour with Support from disguise

The arena tour, with lighting design by Ben Dalgleish, began in February 2019 wi...


HIGH END Munich Crowds Flock To Hear PMC Dolby Atmos Music Demos

UK loudspeaker manufacturer PMC was the toast of this year's HIGH END Munich international hi-fi event thanks to its remarkable demonstrations of the Dolby ...


Give in to Temptation!

Channel Seven today announced it will reboot one of the most sizzling reality shows in television history: TEMPTATION ISLAND. TEMPTATION ISLAND follows four da...


Grass Valley Helps MediaHub Address New Market Dynamics With Scalable Agile Services

Grass Valley Helps MediaHub Address New Market Dynamics With Scalable Agile Serv...


Justin Timberlake Talks Songwriting Secrets, Clichs, and Earrings

When Justin Timberlake was 13, he wrote his first song. And what was the inspiration that first moved the eventual Grammy and Emmy award-winner to put pen to pa...


PAC it up at SVG College Summit

This month Calrec is talking to PAC-12 Network's Senior Audio Engineer Glenn Stillwell, live at the SVG College Summit in Atlanta. Glenn has worked regiona...


tve launches its 2019 film Awards in Cannes

Directors, producers, film financiers, and philanthropists gathered at the Plage 45 Members Club, Cannes for the launch of the 8th tve Global Sustainability Fil...


Visit us at UTC Telecom & Technology 2019

Come, see us at booth #818 at UTC 2019. Our latest optical connectivity products will be on display optical transceivers, active optical cables, mux demux de...


Feel the bass - Sony adds new wireless speaker and headphones to its EXTRA BASS range

Get everything you need from a portable wireless speaker and more with the SRS-X...


Sony's first 8K TVs go on sale in early June

The ZG9 8K HDR Full Array LED TV offers a staggering 16 times the resolution of Full HD of unmatched picture quality that only Sony can deliver. 98 and 85 mod...


ANGA COM 2019 Exhibitor preview

ANGA COM 2019 Exhibitor preview May 20, 2019 Broadpeak Booth B52, Hall 7 For cable operators, consumer demand for multi-screen video continues to rise and ...


UKTV scoops I Am the Night, starring Chris Pine and directed by Patty Jenkins

Monday 20 May 2019 UKTV today announces it has acquired TNTs limited series I Am the Night (6x60) for UK broadcast for its leading crime drama channel Alibi lat...


Michael Shannon and Taylor Kitsch come to Alibi in Waco

Monday 20 May 2019 UKTV has acquired hit US mini-series Waco (6x60) starring Taylor Kitsch (True Detective, Friday Night Lights), Michael Shannon (Little Drumme...


Zentropa Chooses Avid-Certified Workspace Backup Tool

Academy Award-winning production company chooses Workspace Backup as no-nonsense' Avid backup solution for its film and television work Zentropa in Denma...


Live From the PGA Championship: Live Streamed Featured Groups and Social Engagement Sky Rocket at Golf's Second Major

Live From the PGA Championship: Live Streamed Featured Groups and Social Engagem...


oXyFire Media on Live Streaming Two Jacks, Two English Titles in British Boxing

oXyFire Media on live streaming two Jacks and two English titles in British boxing By Heather McLean, Editor Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 10:53 Print This Sto...


OPPO Reno series launches with OZO Audio

Press Release OPPOs latest series of flagship smartphones comes integrated with Nokia OZO Audio capture capabilities 20 May 2019 Espoo, Finland - As Nokia an...


Fox News Names Jeff Collins Executive Vice President Of Advertising Sales

New York - May 20, 2019 - FOX News has named Viant Technology's Jeff Collins as Executive Vice President of Advertising Sales, announced Marianne Gambelli, ...


Wild Bill promo

Published: Mon 20 May 2019 Video of Wild Bill Watch and embed this video on your website. Simply play and click on the embed icon upper right to copy the emb...


Partner press release: Holodeck VR announces ProSiebenSat.1 as new strategic investor

Partner press release: Holodeck VR announces ProSiebenSat.1 as new strategic inv...


EditShare Takes On Majority Investment From ParkerGale Capital

-- EditShare Takes On Majority Investment From ParkerGale Capital Investment will fuel product innovation and growth across the media & entertainment sector B...


CODA Audio at Live Roxy Japan

Since it's grand opening in February 2018, the venue has quickly become acknowledged as one of the city's premier clubs, offering a diverse range of mus...


Tempo Wins with CODA Audio at Zunyi Olympic Sports Centre

CODA Audio's Chinese distributor, leading integrator Tempo, was successful with its bid to supply and install the extensive audio requirements of the projec...


Anglo American fires 643 workers for staging illegal strike

South Africa's platinum giant Anglo American Platinum said Monday it had sacked more than 600 workers at its mine in northern Limpopo province for staging a...


Plans for Durban's new luxury R1 billion Club Med hotel unveiled [photos]

It's the brand that is synonymous with opulence and luxury. And now, it's going to get a debut in South Africa. Club Med will be adding Durban to its li...


EditShare announces new investor and CEO

If you make video, you are very likely a customer of ours, or could be. Dan Meier 3 hours ago If you make video, you are very likely a customer of ours,...


Salvador Dal Lives: AI deepfake resurrects...

Salvador Dal , the Spanish surrealist artist famously said [I] believe in general death but in the death of Dal absolutely not. [I] believe in my death becomi...


Trueform Digital to make...

Trueform Digital, designer and manufacturer of indoor and outdoor DooH displays will make its first appearance as an exhibitor at the 2019 RECon retail conventi...


Former Leyard Europe CEO moves to INFiLED Europe

Chnese manufacturer of LED displays, INFiLED, has announced that Marco Bruines will join the company as senior vice president of INFiLED Europe. Bruines has a...


VuWall moves into new...

Pictured above: Midstec CEO Syed Wahab talking to InAvates Paul Milligan VuWall, a provider of videowall management and AV distribution products has announced ...


Universal AV appointed reseller for Sony...

AV integration specialist, Universal AV, has announced that it has been appointed as the northern UK Sony Professional certified solutions specialist. The par...


Antycip Simulation appoints Enrico Salcuni as sales manager

Virtual reality and 3D immersive solutions integrator, Anytcip Simulation, has appointed Enrico Salcuni as its new sales manager, leading the development of new...


NEP Releases New M15 Mobile Unit

NEP Releases New M15 Mobile Unit posted: 20/05/2019 The Powerful, Flexible M15 Unit Debuts with Coverage of the Seattle Mariners for ROOT SPORTS NW NEP U...


Varun Patel Joins LYNX Technik as Product Manager

LYNX Technik AG , provider of modular interfaces for broadcast and professional AV signal processing applications, announced today that Varun Patel has joined t...


Iqbal Surv's controversial donation causes rifts in Western Cape ANC

Businessman and Independent Media executive chairperson Dr Iqbal Surv made headlines when he donated R1m to the ANC Western Cape, just three days before the el...


WWE RAW: Preview, live stream and video highlights 21st May 2019

Last night saw an unpredictable and shocking end to the Money in the Bank PPV. With the Wild Card rule still in effect, what new developments will this lead to?...


Nordic SVoDs giving Netflix a run for its money'

Local streaming players turning towards comedy content Dan Meier 3 hours ago Local streaming players turning towards comedy content target=_blank title...


Netflix signs deal to use Pinewood Studios'

Expected to sign a ten-year lease Jenny Priestley 5 hours ago Expected to sign a ten-year lease target=_blank title=Share on LinkedIn class=share-linke...


ODMedia launches in the UK

Company aims to help IP-owners optimise content exploitation and distribution Jenny Priestley 4 hours ago Company aims to help IP-owners optimise content...


Barco's new LED series offers outcome driven solutions for all indoor LED applications

Barco's new LED series offers outcome driven solutions for all indoor LED ap...


Not Too Much TV for Robe

Not Too Much TV for Robe posted: 20/05/2019 There's No Such Thing as Too Much TV proclaimed Belgium TV channel SBS at the launch party for their upc...


Adlib Gets D'Musical for Mrs Brown's Boys

Adlib Gets D'Musical for Mrs Brown's Boys posted: 20/05/2019 Pre-show set up Continuing an excellent working relationship that stretches back nea...


Grass Valley Helps MediaHub Address New Market Dynamics With Scalable Agile Services

Grass Valley Helps MediaHub Address New Market Dynamics With Scalable Agile Serv...


San Francisco bans facial...

In a world first, San Francisco has become the first city to ban use of facial recognition technology for local law enforcement, with any future kinds of survei...


Dal Lives: AI deepfake resurrects legendary...

The Spanish born surrealist artist famously said [I] believe in general death but in the death of Dal absolutely not. [I] believe in my death becoming almost ...