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Media Development

Print journalism

This year DW Akademie added print journalism to its training portfolio. Various magazines and blogs produced during the workshops held in various countries can now be viewed.

Teilnehmerin Pramile Krishnan, Zeitungsjournalistin beim Deccan Chronicle. DW Akademie Workshop Reporting on Climate Change in Chennai, Indien. Im Mittelpunkt stand Umweltberichterstattung, Trainer waren Manuel Solde und Kyle James. Foto DW/Kyle James. .

DW Akademie Workshop in India

During the first half of 2013 more than150 journalists from newspapers, magazines, news agencies and selected online publications participated in regional workshops held in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East. The training sessions focused on a variety of topics including regional integration, conflict-sensitive reporting, multimedia and online journalism, environmental reporting and business reporting.

Hands-on practice - a trademark of DW Akademie training - plays a leading role in the newly designed workshops for print journalism. At the end of each workshop, participants produced a magazine or multimedia blog with the help of a professional layout artist. Participants developed the publications themselves - everything from choosing the topics and stories through to the graphic design.

Selected participants from the regional workshops are invited to Europe in the second half of the year to attend follow-up seminars. DW Akademie is planning to further develop a focus on print journalism as part of its training and consultation services.

DW Akademie also held the symposium "The Future of Print Journalism" at the end of August. The conference was geared toward executives from major media organizations around the world who discussed survival strategies for print media in the digital age (read the report here).


Focus on conflict-sensitive reporting

Production from workshop in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan (June 2013)

Production from workshop in Cebu, Philippines (May 2013)

Production from workshop in Cairo, Egypt (Part I) (Part II) (May 2013)

Production from workshop in Dakar, Senegal (September 2013)

Production from workshop in Berlin, Germany (October 2013, Advanced Workshop)

Production from workshop in Ciudad de Guatemala, Guatemala (November 2013, Advanced Workshop)

Production from workshop in Mombasa and Nairobi, Kenya (December 2013, Advanced Workshop)

Focus on multimedia and online journalism

Blog from workshop in Accra, Ghana (June / July 2013)

Blog from workshop in Beirut, Lebanon (May / June 2013)

Blog from workshop in Belgrade, Serbia (June 2013)

Blog from workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa (August 2013)

Blog from workshop in Berlin, Germany (October 2013, Advanced Workshop)

Focus on regional integration

Production from workshop in Accra, Ghana (June 2013)

Production from workshop in Johannesburg, South Africa (July 2013)

Production from workshop in Yangon, Myanmar (August 2013)

Production from workshop in Brussels, Frankfurt and Berlin (October 2013, Advanced Workshop)

Focus on environmental reporting

Production from workshop in Chennai, India (June 2013)

Production from workshop in Yerevan, Armenia (June 2013)

Production from workshop in Nairobi, Kenya (June 2013)

Production from workshop in Medellín, Colombia (September 2013)

Focus on business and consumer reporting

Production from workshop in Berlin, Germany (May 2013)