First Reporters-Meeting in Berlin

First Reporters-Meeting in Berlin

With more than 40 participants from 20 countries, the first Reporters in the Field workshop took place in Berlin.

What happens in Bulgaria and Poland when doctors emigrate? Why does Russia receive EU-money – despite the sanctions? And how do truck drivers handle dumping prices in Europe? These are just some of this year’s 16 projects within “Reporters in the Field”.

The Robert Bosch Foundation and n-ost support these stories both with grant money, networks and professional assistance. To this end, all teams of the first and the second round were invited to Berlin from November 16- 19.

During the workshop, the teams discussed and planned their stories. They were advised by the six jury members, who also gave input to different topics. Natalia Antelava (Coda Story, Tbilisi) talked about story telling techniques, Jutta Lietsch (taz, Berlin) and Lucila Rodríguez-Alarcón (porCausa, Madrid) discussed how to finance good journalism, Henrik Kaufholz (Politiken/SCOOP, Kopenhagen) and Natalie Nougayrède (The Guardian, London) presented investigative methods and Attila Mong (DW Akademie, Berlin) gave advise on how to write better pitches by using Design Thinking-elements.

One of the key questions of the program is: how can cross-border teams work effectively together? That is why we invited Elisa Simantke, co-founder and coordinator of the network „Investigate Europe“ to share her experience with the fellows. In addition, teams could connect to members of n-ost and the Bosch-Alumni-network.

All published stories will be posted on Facebook and Twitter. The next call for applications will be launched in March 2018.

Photo: Dóra Diseri