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Non-Profit Local Media Forum
Outcome:
media for democracy
City (headquarters):
Ostróda
Voivodeship (headquarters):
warmińsko-mazurskie
Partners:
Fundacja Alternatywnej Edukacji "Ale" , Piecki
Dates:
01-01-2023 - 31-12-2023
Status:
in progess
Project cost:
88 879,00 EUR
Funding:
88 879,00 EUR
Outreach:
nationwide

Local non-profit media are currently exposed to a very high risk – they can either be taken over by large private firms or face financial problems. The 2016 King’s College London research shows that the fall of such media might lead to higher polarisation within communities, distrust of authorities, less informed citizens and lower level of their political engagement. We will address the problem by educating and networking local journalists. We will run a cycle of ten training sessions and workshops on the audience acquisition and retention, technologies and online tools for the media, on the press act and journalism ethics. We will also organise two study tours inviting local editing teams participating in the project. They will aim at exchanging experience and knowledge between participants and getting to know various small editing teams all over Poland. Finally, we will organise a Non-Profit Media Forum to summarise the project and run a networking workshop for its participants. We will strive during the meeting to establish a common platform of cooperation for non-profit media allowing for cooperation and communication between such media after the project completion. Our partner is Fundacja Alternatywnej Edukacji “ALE” that has vast experience in media and social&civic education for local development. The foundation will support us in running the training and in recruiting participants.

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