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BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting, Opatija, 21-27 August 2011‏

*BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting*

- *Scholarships for Balkan journalists - *

*S*pend a fun-packed week on the lovely Croatian coast and hone your
investigative journalism skills with an elite line-up of experts in the
field, August 21-27, 2011 in Opatija, Croatia.

*Learn from Leading Experts in the Profession*

This year's BIRN Summer School of Investigative
a superb line-up of journalists and trainers such as Sheila
Coronel <>,
Director and Professor of Professional Practice at Toni Stabile Center for
Investigative Journalism at Columbia University, Nick
the Guardian newspaper, Journalist of the Year, Reporter of the Year
and Feature Writer of the Year, Randall
Emmy Award-winning producer with CBS News, Paul
Bradshaw <>,
On Line Journalism blog - one of the British most influential journalism
blogs and more. You can all trainers at

They will converge to cover various aspects and techniques of investigative
reporting with practical knowledge, examples and case studies from their
fields of expertise.

*Interactive and Practical Training Programme*

The week-long training programme is designed to provide you with lectures
and sessions centred around practical examples and case studies, while
maintaining an interactive and discussion-oriented approach and environment.

Through the programme participants will learn basic investigative
techniques, to structure an investigation and preparing a story memo, about
computer-assisted reporting skills, to use the web and public records as
sources of information and more.

*Investigative Initiative Fund for the Best Story Idea*

From day one, students will work and collaborate actively in small groups to
pitch an investigative story idea. The Investigative Initiative Fund will
sponsor the best proposal and the winners will have the opportunity to
research and develop their idea into a full story.

*And Finally, Lots of Sun and Fun*

This year, The BIRN Summer School is set in Opatija, on the beautiful and
entertainment-rich Croatian Adriatic coast.

Click here to read the enrolment requirements, fill in the application form
and spend a fantastic summer with the BIRN Summer School of Investigative

*BIRN Summer School contact person*:

Jelena Cosic

BIRN Investigative Initiative
Project Coordinator