2018 nffs 330Applications are now accepted for CIRCOM Regional's New Formats For Storytelling workshop to be held in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, May 20th - 25th 2018.

The workshop runs for 4 days (Sunday May 20th at 09:30 to Wednesday, May 23rd at 17:00) and is followed by 2 days attendance at the CIRCOM Annual Conference in Leeuwarden. Delegates will stay at the Hotel Bastion in Leeuwarden from Saturday night May 19th to Friday, May 25th. Accommodation (6 nights) will be paid by CIRCOM Regional. Delegates can prolong their stay until Saturday May 26th at their own costs if they wish to stay longer.

As television stations are transforming into multi-outlets media organizations, this training is designed to help journalists to change their mindset about their coverage of the news and get out of their TV-only news production habits. The delegates will be shown innovative examples, be taught verification and best storytelling techniques in new formats.

The new formats will be produced using a variety of tools, including their mobile phone, desktop computer and online tools to produce a variety of items on and around the same story; think data visualization, Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Explanatory videos and much more.

On the last day of the training, the delegates will work as a temporary newsroom, covering actual events in the host city. Some of them will play the roles of editors who will be in charge of designing the news coverage and follow its production. The journalists will cover the story in a variety of newly learned formats.

The workshop was designed and will be conducted by Guillaume Kuster (CIRCOM), Hans Jessen (former CIRCOM and ARD trainer), Johannes Kardell (SVT), Wytse Vellinga (Omrop Fryslân) and David Tracz (BBC).


- Learn about what new formats are being used in the media
- Use new tools such as: mobile phone for content production, graphic design software, online mapping tools, animation tools etc.
- Adapt your content to the outlet you're publishing to
- Participate in a news production operation in training with the delegates from the editors' group
- Debrief and feedback on what was learned

By the end of the workshop it is expected that delegates will have produced together an array of stories in different formats and on different platforms to reach new audiences.

There are only 12 places available, so early registration is recommended.
The deadline for registration is April 16th.

Please read the application form carefully before applying!