Left Journalism Day School 2022

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  • 22/05/2022
    11:00 - 20:00

After the success of the first Left Journalism Day School organised by The Left Berlin in November 2021, by popular demand we are holding the event again with new workshops and the addition of a live radio broadcast in the evening.

Getting radical and progressive ideas across to a wide audience is more important than ever. What are the skills we need to create articles, videos and radio programmes that engage people and help build our movement?

The Left Berlin invites you to the Left Journalism Day School. This is your chance to develop practical skills in journalism in a fun and relaxed environment. Whether you are already involved in a left media project, or have never written an article before, this event is for you.

All sessions are hands-on and will be led by journalists and media professionals. We will learn how to produce articles, videos and podcasts that can actually be published on The Left Berlin or elsewhere. We will also collectively produce an episode of Radio Berlin International, our radio show which will be broadcast in the evening live on reboot.fm 88.4 MHz in Berlin and worldwide online at http://reboot.fm.

The Day School is also intended to be a chance for people interested in left journalism – whether as part of the editorial collective of The Left Berlin, or another project – to get to know each other. Lunch will be provided and there will be plenty of time for breaks.

Provisional Timetable (subject to change)

10:45 – 11:00

Registration & Coffee

11:00 – 13:30

Choice of one of the following workshops:

How to make a video for social media How to record and edit a field report for radio Third option TBC
13:30 – 14:30

LUNCH

14:30 – 15:50

How to do an interview

  • What’s the point of an interview?

  • Interviews in print, online and on the radio

  • Finding someone to interview

  • How to come up with questions

  • Practical matters – how to record

  • How to write up an interview

  • How to edit an interview for the radio

15:50 – 16:10

BREAK

16:10 – 17:00

Storytelling and research tricks

17:00 – 17:20

BREAK

17:20 – 17:40

Best ways of communication with each other

17:40 – 18:00

Report Back from Morning Workshops & Wrap-Up

18:00 – 18:30

Discussion: What are our ambitions for The Left Berlin in the next 12 months?

18:30 – 19:00

BREAK

19:00 – 20:00

Live radio broadcast: Radio Berlin International on reboot.fm 88.4 MHz

What You Need

  • Bring a laptop computer if you have one. Don’t forget your charger.
  • You don’t need any prior knowledge or experience, just an interest in learning how to produce left journalism that reaches an audience.
  • The event will take place in a large and well-ventilated indoor space. We are adhering to the 2G rule, meaning you must bring evidence of being fully vaccinated or recovered from Coronavirus. In addition, we encourage everyone coming to take a test in advance. A limited number of self-tests will be available at registration.
  • Let us know you’re coming by pressing the Register Now button at the top of this page.
  • Attendance is free, but we encourage a donation of €5 to help cover room costs.