Application Form - New formats for TV journalists
DEADLINE: First come first served but closing on
April, 9th 2018
Leeuwarden, N.L. - May 20th - 25th 2018
NB: Arrival date in Leeuwarden is 19th May.
Departure date from Leeuwarden: CIRCOM Regional is paying for your hotel accommodation until Friday morning 25th May 2018.


As television stations are transforming into multi-outlets media organizations, this training is designed to help journalists to change their mindset about their coverage of the news and get out of their TV-only news production habits. The delegates will be shown innovative examples, be taught verification and best storytelling techniques in new formats.

The new formats will be produced using a variety of tools, including their mobile phone, desktop computer and online tools to produce a variety of items on and around the same story; think data visualization, Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Explanatory videos and much more.

On the last day of the training, the delegates will work as a temporary newsroom, covering actual events in the host city. Some of them will play the roles of editors who will be in charge of designing the news coverage and follow its production. The journalists will cover the story in a variety of newly learned formats.

12 delegates, one per member station max.

The training was designed and will be conducted by a media professional who has created and implemented new formats, as well as a training expert.


" Learn about what new formats are being used in the media
" Use new tools such as:
- mobile phone for content production
- graphic design software
- online mapping tools
- animation tools…

" Adapt your content to the outlet you're publishing to
" Participate in a news production operation in training with the delegates from the editors' group
" Debrief and feedback on what was learned

By the end of the workshop it is expected that delegates will have produced together an array of stories in different formats and on different platforms to reach new audiences.
The workshop will be 4 working days and will be restricted to 12 participants only (including two from our host station, Omrop Fryslân).
The workshop will begin at 09.30 on Sunday 20th May and end at 17.00 on Wednesday 23rd May.

The workshop will take place at the:

Stichting Omrop Fryslân
Zuiderkruisweg 2
LEEUWARDEN, The Netherlands

Local transportation from the hotel to the training center will be organized by our host, Omrop Fryslân.

CIRCOM Regional provides the training free of charge for delegates from member stations and will also provide accommodation (including breakfast) for 6 nights maximum from Saturday 19th May (check-in) to Friday 25th May (check out), at the:
Bastion Hotel
Legedyk 6, 8935 DG Leeuwarden

Lunches will be provided at the canteen of Omrop Fryslân. Dinners during the training (20th - 22nd) will have to be paid by the delegates. A welcome dinner is planned on Saturday 19th at the kind invitation of our host. On Thursday evening, dinner will be offered by our hosts on the occasion of the Prix CIRCOM gala.

Upon completion of the workshop on Wednesday 23rd May delegates will be registered as delegates for the CIRCOM Annual Conference taking place in Leeuwarden where they will be able to attend the most interesting sessions and debates concerning regional television in Europe. On Friday before the closing ceremony, the trainers and the trainees will be invited on stage from 12:00 to 12:30 to showcase their work and obtain their certificates.
After the showcase, delegates are free to return back home or they can stay for an extra night (at their own costs) to take part in the cultural trip on Friday afternoon.

Travel costs are your own responsibility and NOT paid by CIRCOM Regional. Suggested travel dates (May 19th and return May 25th). In case of prolongation of stay (Saturday, May 26th), delegates will have to pay the extra day(s) accommodation and make their own reservation.

It is important that applications are received from journalists and stations who feel challenged by the transformation of the media landscape. The training will be conducted in English and it is important that applicants have a good working knowledge of the language.

Because the workshop is of an intense nature, and requires a great deal of commitment from trainers and participants alike, priority will be given to those people, who show a good degree of commitment to working with new formats. As many (but not all) of these new formats can be produced with mobile phones, it is recommended that participants bring their own smartphones, preferably iPhone 6 or later. Although we do not wish to endorse one product against another, we highly recommend that participants arrive with an Apple iPhone. There are very good reasons for this and the main one being that the iPhone is way ahead in the support provided through specifically developed hardware and software. Additionally, delegates should bring a laptop computer with video editing software (Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid NewsCutter or equivalent).

Selection of all applicants will be at the discretion of CIRCOM, but every effort will be made to ensure that there will be as many members represented as possible on the workshop.

Only complete the application form below if you have read and understood the above information and have also received the approval of your line manager and CIRCOM National Co-ordinator.

We are anticipating that this innovative workshop, providing for the future development in news gathering options, will prove to be a popular one for our members' news departments.

Once we have received 12 applications from different member stations, the application process will close, no later than April 9th. This will allow successful applicants to make their travel arrangements sooner rather than later and take advantage of cheaper travel costs.

It is highly recommended that you make your application as soon as possible.

N.B.: All applicants must have personal insurance cover for the public liability, accident, sickness and loss of property.
All travel costs to be paid by applicant's member station.

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N.B. All applicants must have personal insurance cover for public liability, accident, sickness and loss of property. Accommodation includes breakfast but does not include lunch or personal extras such as drinks and telephone calls. All travel costs to be paid by applicant’s member station.
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