Previous Courses

OPEN COURSE: Investigative Journalism: Follow the Money in Central and Eastern Europe, 13-15 January, 2014
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TOL, in cooperation with the Czech Center for Investigative Journalism, will present a week-long course that will provide participants with an introduction to investigative reporting, with a special focus on economic crime and the benefits of data journalism. Trainees will also undertake a practical project while in Prague, using publicly available data to search for possible economic crime. Academic credit is available for this course!
OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, 5-14 January, 2014

This intensive, nine-day course will show participants how to break into and make a career in international reporting despite vast changes in the media landscape. The course will mix classroom training sessions with a practical reporting assignment – researching, writing, shooting, and filing your own story from Prague. Academic credit is available for this course!

SPONSORED COURSE: Write Better on European Affairs!

TOL is looking for motivated individuals to participate in an intensive educational program designed to provide participants with all the skills they need to know to write effectively on European affairs and the European Union.The course to be held from November 14, 2013 until February 17, 2014The deadline for applications is 23 October.

SPONSORED COURSE: Social Media for Social Change and Online Security

TOL invites applications from civil society activists for participation in online learning courses on Social Media for Social Change and Online Security to be held between 15 and 24 October.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 2013
This intensive, nine-day course showed participants how to break into and make a career in international reporting despite vast changes in the media landscape. The course mixed classroom training sessions with a practical reporting assignment – researching, writing, shooting, and filing your own story from Prague.
OPEN COURSE: Audio Storytelling, March 2013

This intensive distance-learning course will offer a small group of participants the possibility of hands-on instruction from a professional radio journalist with 12 years of experience working for the BBC, Deutsche Welle, and other prestigious broadcasters.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, January 3-12, 2013

This intensive, nine-day course will show participants

 how to break into and make a career in international reporting despite vast changes in the media landscape. The course will mix classroom training sessions with a practical reporting assignment – researching, writing, shooting, and filing your own story from Prague.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 2012

This intensive, 9-day course showed participants how to break into international reporting. The course mixed classroom training sessions with a practical reporting exercise – researching, writing and filing your own story from Prague.

OPEN COURSE: Photojournalism, July 2012

Participants 

TOL Photojournalism course
spent a week in Prague learning the ropes of photojournalism. They learned new skills and techniques, and shot and edited their own photo essay under the guidance of a professional photojournalist. Participants were also showed how to sell their photos.

OPEN COURSE: Digital Journalism, May 2012

Digital Journalism Workshop
This course taught participants the best practices for online journalism. From chosing the right content platform to creating interactive content and building readership via social media, the Digital Journalism course provided practical tools for both journalists and editors.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent course for HKBU, January 2012

MA students from HKBU
A tailor-made course on international reporting for MA students from Hong Kong Baptist University's International Journalism Studies programme. This course marked the fifth year that TOL Training welcomed HKBU students and faculty to Prague.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, January 2012

This intensive, 9-day course showed participants how to break into international reporting. The course mixed classroom training sessions with a practical reporting exercise – researching, writing and filing a story from Prague.

SPONSORED COURSE: Advancing Roma Visibility, October 2011
On 14 and 15 October, Transitions and its partners organized a two-day conference in Novi Sad, Serbia, aimed at assessing media coverage of Roma issues in the Balkan region. The conference gathered representatives from governments, civil society, and the media from Macedonia, Serbia, and Bosnia.
OPEN COURSE: Digital Journalism, October 2011

Digital Journalism Class
From chosing the right content platform to creating interactive content (maps, photos, videos, data etc.) and building readership via social media, the Digital Journalism course gave journalists and editors from Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia first-hand experience of using practical tools for online journalism.

SPONSORED COURSE: Reporting the Environment, October 2011
Earlier this month, Transitions organized three workshops for Russian journalists, civil society activists, and citizen journalists on reporting environmental issues. The workshops in Novosibirsk, Moscow, and St. Petersburg were attended by 50 participants.
OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 2011
This international reporting course finished on August 1, 2011. Many thanks to all participants and trainers! We'll update these pages with details in the next few days.
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OPEN COURSE: Multimedia Reporting, January 2011

Held in an icy Prague in late January 2011, this course taught participants how to become multimedia journalists, with training sessions and a practical multimedia project.

OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, July 2010

Led by a team of experienced correspondents, this nine-day course introduced participants from 8 countries and 5 continents to the essentials of international reporting. As ever, the course included a reporting project where participants researched, wrote and filed their own articles from Prague.

OPEN COURSE: Investigative Journalism, July 2010

Participants from Europe, North America, Russia and the Caucasus attended the July 2010 Investigative Journalism course. Led by a highly experienced team, participants learned how to put together a piece of investigative journalism, use sources and build a publishable case.

OPEN COURSE: New Media for NGOs, July 2010

Held in July 2010, this course showed participants from the non-profit sector how to spread their message wider and faster, manage IT projects, improve internal efficiency and revamp their online strategy - even with a minimal technology budget.

SPONSORED COURSE: Georgia New Media Training

Following the SIC, TOL led a two-day new media workshop, with special sessions for journalists/media representatives and civic activists/NGO people. Over 40 participants from all over Georgia heard about the latest tools and techniques from TOL's new media training team.

OPEN COURSE: New Media for NGOs, January 2010
Participants from non-profit organisations in Europe, Africa and North America attended this intensive five-day course to learn how to make the most of new media.
OPEN COURSE: Foreign Correspondent Training Course, January 2010
Participants from 11 countries attended this popular nine-day course, which featured practical training from experienced correspondents. The course also included reporting project, with participants researching and writing their own articles under the guidance of our trainers.
 
SPONSORED COURSE: YAF-TOL Training: Developing New/Social Media Projects in Moldova

In late November, TOL and the Youth Action Fund of the Open Society Institute (OSI) partnered in the design and presentation of a two-day workshop on creating new media and social media projects. Participants were young people from over Moldova, including the Transdniester region, active especially in their local communities and with a variety of backgrounds.
SPONSORED COURSE: Reporting the Environment - Balkan
Fifteen journalists from Kosovo, Bosnia, and Serbia took part in a TOL seminar on reporting environmental issues on 25 and 26 September in Sarajevo. The seminar is part of a year-long project, Reporting the Environment, which includes distance learning and practical assignments on environmental topics as well as study visit to Prague for the three most active participants.
SPONSORED COURSE: Social Innovation Camp Central and Eastern Europe

The TOL organized Social Innovation Camp Central and Eastern Europe (SICCEE), the first of its kind outside of the UK, gathered together more than 60 new media enthusiasts from across Central and Eastern Europe from 16-18 September in Bratislava. Over the course of 48 hours, participants developed web prototypes for six social start-ups that addressed real-life social problems.



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Digital Journalism, October 2011
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Foreign Correspondent course, July 2011
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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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