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The “Desks within the Aegean” participated of their first journalism workshop


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Mar 22, 2024
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Following the trouble to introduce younger folks to the world and the worth of Journalism, 16 of the scholars collaborating within the “Desks within the Aegean” initiative, who come from seven Aegean islands (Agios Efstratios, Astypalaia, Kastellorizo, Kasos, Leipsoi, Nisyros and Fournoi) discovered themselves on the iMEdD places of work to take part of their first journalism workshop held inside the iMEdD Bridge pillar.


After the welcome by iMEdD’s Managing Director Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou, the baton was handed to Bridge’s Venture Supervisor, Anastasia Moumtzaki. Afterwards, iMEdD’s journalists Kostas Koukoumakas and George Schinas, with their interactive shows within the workshop that adopted, gave college students the chance to develop their journalistic abilities by way of sensible workouts, studying the basics of an actual reportage and understanding the very important position of photographs in storytelling.

Amongst different issues, the scholars had the chance to observe writing a 50-word information story which they introduced to the remainder of the viewers, with iMEdD journalists giving recommendation and steering on the very best methods of writing.

The day-long workshop was concluded with a guided tour on the Kathimerini newspaper, the place the scholars had the distinctive alternative to see the various totally different departments that make up the operation of a newspaper, but additionally to search out themselves in an actual newsroom “in motion”, with the editors working feverishly for the subsequent problem.

“You gave us the chance to get to know the world of journalism… It was an honour to fulfill you…” was the remark of one of many college students from Fournoi Excessive College after the workshop. “Thanks for the brand new horizons you could have opened up for us!” stated additionally a highschool pupil who travelled from Agios Efstratios.

It’s value noting that “Desks within the Aegean” is the primary inter-island faculty newspaper carried out inside the framework of the “Sports Paths” program of the civil non-profit-making group Regeneration & Progress, with journalistic steering and help from iMEdD.

“Desks within the Aegean” was launched throughout the earlier faculty yr, with a pilot issue themed round “Summer season”. Via systematic conferences held all through the preparation of every problem, in an try and simulate actual “journalistic conferences” underneath the steering of iMEdD, the scholars got here into direct contact with the artistic means of journalistic analysis and modifying, selecting for themselves the matters they need to take care of. The June version marked the collective effort of scholars from totally different distant Aegean islands. Following the profitable publication of the primary problem, and at all times guided by the passion of the scholars for his or her participation in such an endeavor, the course of “Desks within the Aegean” continued with the goal of publishing three extra points for the varsity yr 2023-2024, beginning with the December problem on “Christmas”, and the publication of two extra points in March and June.

A complete of 36 elementary and highschool college students from the Aegean islands actively take part as editors for the creation of the newspaper, at all times with the precious help of their lecturers.

Learn the primary two points here.
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