The journalistic profession is rapidly changing as a result of the emergence of new technologies. Journalists are expected to acquire new skills and do multi-tasking. They have to be an all-in-one journalist, photographer and camera operator. At the same time, they are caught up in the 24-hours news cycle and lack the time to take part in training in order to learn new skills. Instead, most of them are learning these new skills while performing their jobs. Media companies are less and less interested in offering training for their journalists due to budget cuts. How can we solve this dilemma and provide support to journalists?
Against this backdrop, the European Federation of Journalists (EFJ), as part of the Trust and quality in journalism project, is organising a two-days webinar to explore what journalistic skills are needed to thrive in the digital world and how media companies and journalists’ organisations can provide support to journalists.