The European Journalism Institute (EJI) offers an opportunity for student and professional journalists to learn about journalism and public policy issues with hands-on experience in Prague, Czech Republic.
Application Deadline: March 15
2020 Program Dates: July 11 – July 17
About the Program
Are you a journalist looking to boost your career and expand your international network? Do you want to discuss complex contemporary issues in a diverse academic setting? Are you eager to visit Prague, one of the most beautiful cities in Europe? If you answered ‘yes’ to any of these questions, the European Journalism Institute (EJI) is the program for you.
EJI is a weeklong training program held in Prague on religion reporting and other topics for those who care about quality, independent journalism as a bedrock of liberty and free societies. Co-hosted with The Media Project (TMP) and accredited through Anglo-American University, the institute brings together approximately 25 early to mid-career journalists and upper level journalism students from around the world to expand understanding of religion in public life, explore fundamental issues related to journalism ethics, and boost reporting skills.
TFAS and The Media Project co-host EJI to encourage an intellectually honest and critical approach to subjects related to religion, liberty, and ethics in journalism. We seek to challenge and equip journalists and future media professionals to cover religion as an essential part of public life and advance individual freedom, human achievement and personal responsibility through their life’s work.
The program contains four core academic components: conflict and religion reporting, journalism ethics, creating effective leads and photojournalism. By delving into the life experiences and expertise of our faculty and guest lecturers, participants will survey best practices in the industry and how to navigate the social, economic and political complexities of an ever-evolving media landscape. Participants will receive 1.5 ECTS credit hours from Anglo-American University upon successful completion of the program.
Over the course of the week, class time is interspersed with opportunities to visit famous sites in Prague and get to know the other participants better through organized social events. The range of nationalities, religions, and ethnicities represented at the program gives participants the chance to interact, learn and share their experiences in ways that can benefit their educational and professional development.
About the Sponsoring Organizations
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) and The Media Project (TMP) began partnering together in 2017 to revitalize the European Journalism Institute (EJI). EJI 2020 will mark our fourth year in this endeavor.
The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) is a nonprofit, higher-education organization based in Washington, D.C. TFAS organizes summer and semester programs for students in Washington, D.C. In 1993, TFAS expanded internationally and has organized six international programs, beginning with TFAS Prague in Prague, Czech Republic. TFAS has educated 42,000 students and professionals since it was founded in 1967.
The Media Project (TMP) challenges and equips mainstream journalists, editors, journalism educators and analysts in all facets of media to cover religion as an essential part of public life in all corners of the world. The Media Project is the only network of its kind run by journalists for journalists worldwide.