Open Courses

TOL's open courses attract participants from all over the world. We specialize in practical training, working with an international  team of respected reporters, editors and new media experts.

Foreign Correspondent Training course, 4-22 January, 2015

A special TOL Foreign Correspondent Course: Tales of Transition

Picture it: 1989, after nearly 30 years of separation, Berlin’s streets are beckoning for change — lasting change. Leaders across the region are cornered by citizens demanding a new direction. Slowly, fresh ideals and hopes surface, regimes crumble, new ones emerge, and people are left wanting more.

Join us this winter in Prague for this special course, where you will critically examine and document this milestone anniversary, 25 years of post-communist transition in Europe. Practice the art of reporting. Be a part of the story telling.

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International Multimedia Reporting, May 9–28, 2015

A great introduction to international multimedia reporting, this course teaches participants how to carve out a place in a changing, but still fascinating profession and make it work financially. Course participants will be trained by highly experienced foreign correspondents and complete a real-life reporting assignment under their guidance that can generate an invaluable clip for an early-career journalist. Trainees will be exposed to print, radio, web, and TV reporting as course faculty offer their tips for using these various media when reporting from foreign lands.                                      

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Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 4–14, 2015

From conflict zones, to mass demonstrations, to elections, to seemingly bizarre and random events, foreign correspondents are working tirelessly around the globe to inform you about everything going on—both inside and outside your world.  If you have a passion for this line of work and want to acquire some tangible and useful skills, stay tuned and follow this page to join us for the next Foreign Correspondent Training.  

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Breaking into Travel Writing, July 5–13, 2015

Created by one of Central Europe’s leading travel writers, this intensive 9-day course will review the major forms of commercial and non-commercial travel writing in today’s market. Lectures aim specifically at helping participants to identify the different forms of writing, improve their writing skills, and help them to develop their own careers in travel writing.                                          

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Eka, Georgia
Digital Journalism, October 2011
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Foreign Correspondent course, July 2011
Maria, Colombia
Foreign Correspondent course, July 2011
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Foreign Correspondent course, July 2011
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Photojournalism course, August 2011
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Photojournalism course, August 2011
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Multimedia Reporting course, January 2011
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