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ITB Berlin: research, film and blog live with ‘young press’

Young Press-Workshop auf der ITB Berlin

The search is on for young journalists and tourism professionals willing to try out live journalism, work on social media and train while supervised by experienced travel writers.

15 places will be available at the 23rd ’young press’ press workshop at ITB Berlin 2017. Entries are invited from applicants aged between 17 and 28. The organiser is ’Thomas Morus Akademie Bensberg’ in partnership with Messe Berlin. ITB Berlin provides ideal opportunities for newcomers and young professionals to kickstart their careers.

From 6 to 11 March 2017 the seven-day workshop will give successful applicants the chance to attend the ’young press’ press centre at the World’s Largest Travel Trade Show and the ITB Berlin Convention where, under the supervision of professional travel writers they will receive live training on how to report a wide range of topics for the trade and general public.

Every day, there will be challenges beckoning them to improve their journalistic skills and put them to the test. Working on new topics, articles and short films, ‘young press’ journalists will be reporting on trends and tourism industry news on their own blog at www.young-press.de, and posting social media news on Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat. For the first time workshop participants will also be producing videos for the ITB’s virtual platform at newsroom.itb-berlin.de/de.

‘young press’ organisator Anne-Katrin Kleinschmidt: “We will be offering a brief intensive course on travel writing and on-the-job training with a practical outlook.“ The attendance charge for the workshop is 195 euros. More Details and on how to apply can be found at: www.tma-bensberg.de

Applicants are invited to submit samples of their work no later than 17 February 2017, either by mail to Thomas-Morus-Akademie, Frau Anne-Katrin Kleinschmidt, ’young-press’ Redaktion, Overather Str. 51-53, 51429 Bergisch Gladbach, or by email to: akademie@tma-bensberg.de.

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