Economics, Markets and Data Analysis program for journalists

Training for Media Representatives from the Center for Journalism at Kyiv School of Economics

Description

After the course you will be able to:

 

  • Make use of open government data for your materials
  • Turn datasets into interesting stories and visualizations
  • Survey markets for goods and services
  • Read companies’ financial reports, compare companies, follow the development of companies over time
  • Analyze banks performance and make materials about the banking market
  • Prepare materials on state and local budgets
  • Defend your point of view during the debate with arguments

 

Course teachers:

 

  • professors of the Kyiv School of Economics
  • VoxUkraine analysts
  • central authorities experts
  • leading economic journalists
  • open data experts

 

Course duration and format:

 

The training will take place online and offline in Kyiv on the basis of the Kyiv School of Economics

4 modules for several days each (August 14-15 and August 28-29 – Module 1 in two parts, September 18-20 – Module 2, October 9-11 – Module 3, October 30 – November 1 – Module 4) from 11:00 to 17:00.

Online learning. Given the epidemiological situation, the first module in two parts will be held remotely in August, the next training modules are planned to be held offline.

 

Homework:

 

to publish four articles/stories using the knowledge gained during the training within the deadlines.

 

Candidates selection:

 

  • Stage I – registration from July 13 to 31 (CV and three examples of journalistic materials on economic or business topics are to be attached, professional development and quality of work will be evaluated, a certificate of the online course “How to write about economics without mistakes” will be an added advantage)
  • Stage II – telephone or online interviews with those who have passed Stage I (motivation, common sense, attitude to the standards of the profession will be assessed) will last until August 5.
  • The results will be announced on Thursday, August 6. We plan to select a group of 30 journalists, including from the regions.

 

Training is free thanks to the support of:

 

  • ICU, Visa, and Nova Poshta.
  • USAID / UK aid project “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS”.
  • The Budget Watchdog project is supported by the Government of Germany through the project “Effective Public Finance Management III” implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

 

Your benefit:

 

Certificate of the Center for Journalism of the Kyiv School of Economics – provided that you complete homework and take an online test; if necessary, an academic certificate of learning outcomes is also issued.

Membership in the Alumni Club of the Center for Journalism – a community of professional journalists who are the first to learn about the best vacancies and opportunities and receive invitations to private events with interesting newsmakers. The Club currently has more than 160 journalists.

Significant discounts on paid activities of the Kyiv School of Economics.

 

A detailed description of the training program:

 

Working with data, Module 1.

 

August 14-15 – the first part,

August 28-29 – the second part.

The data training modules were developed with the support of the USAID / UK aid project “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS” and with the support of the Ministry of Digital Transformation.

 

Economics and finance, Module 2.

 

September 18-20.

Training module on the basics of economics and finance, developed by the Kyiv School of Economics and researchers of the analytical platform VoxUkraine.

 

Companies and markets, Module 3.

 

October 9-11.

Training module on companies and markets, developed by the Kyiv School of Economics and researchers of the analytical platform VoxUkraine. With the support of the Nova Poshta.

 

Public finance, Module 4

 

October 30 – November 1.

The public finance training module was developed with the support of the Budget Watchdog project with the support of the German Government through the project “Effective Public Financial Management III” implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

 

Travel and accommodation for journalists from the regions are paid for under the USAID / UK aid projects “Transparency and Accountability in Public Administration and Services / TAPAS” and Budget Watchdog with the support of the German Government through the project “Effective Public Financial Management III” implemented by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Andrii Ianitskyi, Director of the Center for Journalism, [email protected]

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Duration

4months

Starts

2020-08-14

Format

Mid-term

Language

Ukrainian