This January, Pro Journo will be taking a team of students to cover the World Economic Forum (WEF) 2016 in Davos, Switzerland, led by a current editor at The Economist’ Intelligence Unit and a correspondent from ABC News America’s Moscow bureau. The WEF is a unique international event, where the world’s most influential people from government, business and social organizations gather for a week in the Swiss Alps to discuss the issues facing the world.
The team will be looking at how the tech industry is changing societies around the world, in particular how it is impacting on business and labor markets, altering employment practices and the way companies work.
Three training webinars will be given prior to the conference, with two days on-site training in Switzerland . Students will be given a grounding in core reporting and interview techniques, as well as in writing for major media outlets and on how to pitch pieces to them.
Students will also receive training in data visualization from an onsite product specialist from Tableau, a leading dataviz software developer, who will help students create data-driven pieces.
Student-reporters will be expected to produce one large feature piece (1000 words) and 2 data-driven blog pieces during the conference.
A travel allowance of 180 euros (200 Swiss Francs) will be provided. Accommodation and food in Switzerland are also included for the duration of the WEF.
- Current or recent graduates in economics/business/finance/sociology/politics/ environmental sciences/marketing/journalism or other social sciences.
- Background in researching or working in the tech sector is a bonus but not required.
- Applicants should be available to work in Switzerland from 16-24 Jan., 2016
To apply, please send your CV, as well as two work samples to firstname.lastname@example.org before Midnight, Sunday 13 December.
Pro Journo is a global journalism incubator that gives students and recent graduates the opportunity to learn and put into practice core journalism skills whilst reporting at major conference events. Pro Journo is partnered with The Huffington Post and has syndicated its pieces with leading global outlets, including the Guardian and The Economist.