MediaBarCamp Lab

If you want to develop as a creator – in media, arts or journalism – the MediaBarCamp lab is designed for you.

The lab is divided into three modules that follow the process of try, do, reflect and consist of lectures and workshops on-line. If you decide to take part in the training you are expected to take part in all interactive workshops since they build on all participants’ active participation. Lectures are voluntary and you choose the ones that are most relevant to you. At the end of the seminar series there will be an evening with the theme of security for media producers.

We encourage all participants to bring their own stories and projects into the process. In module 2 and 3 we work together elaborating each other’s work.

The lab opens on January 12th 2022 and ends on April 13th, in total the lab runs over 14 weeks. Sessions are planned to be on Wednesdays between 19:00 and 22:00 (UTC+3) in Turkey and Georgia or 17:00 and 20:00 CET

Module 1 – Fake assessment

Over the last years there have been lots of talk about fake news. We know it is nothing new that fabricated stories are placed in order to influence different agendas. In this modul we try to deconstruct story lines and look behind the curtain. We will use a new game for news media analysis as one of the tools.

Module 2 – Story sequencing

A good story is about something the audience decides is interesting or important. A great story often does both by using storytelling to make important news interesting.

Anything can be news. But not everything is newsworthy. Journalism is a process in which a reporter uses verification and storytelling to make a subject newsworthy.

A good story, however, does more than inform or amplify news. It adds value to the topic.

How can your strengthen the story in what you tell your audience?

Module 3 – Media diagnosis

Media types fall under two broad categories: traditional and new. The traditional media include the print and broadcast formats, while the new media include the ever-changing digital formats, such as blogs, podcasts and Twitch.

Not so long ago there existed a clear distinction between the two categories. Today, they are evolving closer together. Traditional media have begun to embrace the interactive, adaptable, and social nature of new media, while new media are boosting their reputation as outlets for hard news.

Journalists often break news stories on Twitter before they appear on television or in a newspaper. As technology advances, traditional media and new media will resemble each other even further.

What media format or formats suits best for your story?