Future importance of Business Reporting
B-H journalists have an opportunity to attend a workshop entitled “Business Reporting” and specialize in this field of reporting. The working language is English. Final date for applications: 27 August 2007.
The workshop on “Business Reporting” will be held in two parts, from 17 to 21 September and from 22 to 26 October 2007, and the same group of journalists will attend both sessions.The aim of the workshop is to acquaint the participants with all relevant terms in the field of business reporting that will help them report on these issues in more detail.Business reporting will be very important in the future of B-H because journalists will need to inform the public in more detail about economic issues on B-H's road to European integrations.The workshop program will enable the participants to learn the technical terminology in the field of business reporting and it will provide guidelines on how journalists can reach particular sources in business reporting, how they can recognize indicators of wrongdoing on the part of companies and institutions, and how journalists should approach institutions and individuals who refuse to confront a story.Participants will analyze news in the economic field and discuss its importance and they will learn financial accounting skills, how to read financial reports, balance sheet and success of a company, what is a stock market and what is a stock-exchange, how it operates, how responsible people in the stock-exchange should cooperate with the media.Participants will learn what is the difference between journalists specializing in business reporting for print media and for broadcasters.Participants will also learn about the role of the Central Bank and the economic factors that determine a country’s entry into the European Union.The workshop program will be based on exercises simulating situations that journalists might encounter in business reporting.Part of the workshop will be devoted to simulating a press conference and participants will see in what ways companies and institutions hold press conferences and how they try to run them. Participants will learn how to ask questions with the aim of getting relevant information for the story they will write during the workshop.The leading trainer are Randolph Walerius, who has been a senior news editor at leading business and financial news enterprise Dow Jones News Wires for ten years Keith Hayes, who was London anchor and bureau chief for the coast to coast daily U.S. business programme Morning Business Report as well as editor/producer of Reuters world business programme Financial Report and Eldar Dizdarević, editor in chief of financial web portal www.investitor.ba.During the break between the two workshops and also after the completion of the workshop, the lecturers will work with participants on their stories on issues from the field of economy.The participants whose story the lecturers assess as the best will have an opportunity to work together with one of the world's best known agencies, such as Dow Jones and Reuters.The organizer will cover participants’ full costs. The final date for applications is 27 August 2007.The application should contain:- candidate’s CV- personal contact details- samples of candidate’s journalist work (if possible)- motivation letter-max 1 page (with explanation why you want to participate in the workshop and what you expect from it)The contact persons for sending applications are:Maša Hilčišin Derviševićmasa@media.baLejla Kapetanovićlejla@media.baThe workshop is organized by Irving International Limited in cooperation with NetNovinar – Center for Investigative Reporting and Media Education (founders: Mediacentar Sarajevo & Investigative Journalism Center, Zagreb).
The workshop is funded by United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office within the program Global Opportunities Fund.