13 - 18 June 2023
Timisoara, Romania
Hosted by The Regional Studio TVR Timisoara and the Association Timisoara 2023 European Capital of Culture

What’s on offer?

This practical course provides an introduction to mobile digital journalism. Journalists will develop their filming, editing and creative skills, making short reports on their mobile phones.
Hosted in Timisoara, the European Capital of Culture 2023, delegates will work towards making films to be broadcast as part of the city’s cultural celebration. The training will be delivered in English.

When will it take place?

Tuesday 13 June: Arrival
Welcome dinner at the kind invitation of CIRCOM Regional (1900hrs – 2130hrs) https://lloydtimisoara.ro/en/home-en/# (10mn walk from the hotel)
Wednesday 14th to Saturday 17TH June: Full days training (0900hrs – 1700hrs)
Sunday 18 June: Departure

Who will lead the workshop?

The workshop will be led by Jules Hyam, a highly experienced journalist and media trainer with over 25 years’ experience at the BBC and as an independent film maker.

What can participants expect?

This is an opportunity to combine your journalism and your creativity to find and tell stories about the people of Timisoara as the city celebrates its cultural life. No filming or editing experience is needed – just your enthusiasm, hard work and a willingness to develop your mobile story telling skills. You’ll work on a series of challenges, developing your filming skills to deliver reports about the cultural festival and people's stories around it. You’ll get an insight into mobile journalism equipment, the technical and practical challenges of filming on a mobile phone and the creative possibilities it can offer. The course is an intensive, practical, “hands-on” introduction to mobile journalism.

Who’s this training designed for?

The training is designed for anyone who is keen to develop their ability to find and tell stories using their mobile phone. The most important thing to bring to this course (apart from your mobile phone) is an enthusiasm to ‘give things a go’ and try something new - as no filming or editing experience is necessary. Because the workshops are of an intense nature, and require a great deal of commitment from trainers and participants alike, priority will be given to those people who can show how they and their home broadcaster will benefit from the training.

Material requirements?

To take part, you must have your own mobile smart phone that is capable of recording video and running current editing apps – iPhone is preferred, preferably iPhone 8 or later, Samsung S7 or later, with at least 5GB of free storage.

Where will it take place?

Ibis Timisoara city center, Calea Circumvalațiunii 8-10, Timișoara, Romania
The Regional Studio TVR Timisoara, 14A Pestalozzi str, Timișoara, Romania

Accommodation and Meals:

Bedrooms with breakfast included are booked by TVR at:  HOTEL IBIS TIMISOARA CITY CENTER, TIMISOARA 
Lunches will be provided by TVR during the training.
Delegates will pay for their dinners.

How do I apply?

The workshop will be 4 working days and will be restricted to 10 participants only.
Deadline for registrations is May 22th, 2023


Who pays for what?

CIRCOM Regional provides the training free of charge for delegates from member stations. TVR provides Accommodation (including breakfast and lunch) for a maximum of 5 nights from Tuesday 13th June to Sunday 18th June 2023. Travel costs and evening dinners during the training are your own responsibility and NOT paid by CIRCOM Regional.