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FUTURE MEDIA MANAGEMENT

2016-17 Riga, Latvia
20 fully funded scholarships


Programme for News Media Founders, Chief Editors and Publishers

This new programme will help people who have launched or who direct independent news media outlets to develop sustainable business models.

In four week-long modules spaced three months apart, founders or directors of both non-profit and for-profit independent outlets will learn how they can improve their leadership, strategy, marketing and financial management skills. Participants from a news background will acquire essential business capabilities; those from a business background will gain insight into how their experience may be applied in journalism.

To our knowledge, this is the first programme of its kind in Europe, if not the world. It draws together new research on independent news business models, including recent original case studies, and experience from professionals on the cutting edge of change.

The programme’s four modules are taught by scholars and practitioners with deep collective experience in the news industry and business training. They will not only provide knowledge, they will also create it, with the help of participants. Expert guests will complete the instruction.

Those selected for the programme will be expected to study hard, to participate in class discussions and group work, and to provide critical insight from their own experiences.

All participants will be selected on a full scholarship basis. Only citizens or legal residents of Russia and Eastern Partnership countries may apply. Online applications must be submitted by 1st November, 2016.

The programme is funded by the Swedish Institute.

When & Where

location

Dates
The programme will take place in Riga, Latvia, in four separate modules:

  • December 5–10, 2016
  • March 13–18, 2017
  • June 12–17, 2017
  • September 11–18, 2017

Participants must attend all four modules

Location
The Stockholm School of Economics in Riga
Strelnieku iela 4a, Riga, Latvia
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