journalism school

“We combine the advantages of a journalism school with those of a traineeship. You have seven months of practical seminars with the best lecturers for online, video, audio, TV, print – and you can apply everything from day one in your self-chosen regular editorial office. This is how we offer you the most advanced training to optimally prepare you for editorial life.”

Marc Thomas Spahl
Director of Journalism Training

advantages of our journalism training

1.667 € Training allowance per month

Digital & Tech
Our Focus!

Renowned lecturers
Learn from the best!

Perspectives in one of the most successful media house in Europe

Study trip to Israel
at the end of the training

Interviews and discussion rounds in an intimate setting

content of our training

With our training, we bridge the gap between the basics of journalism for all genres (online, video, TV, audio, print, social media) and innovative media offerings. Our focus is digital, tech-enabled journalism, and we value language and exclusivity.

Our journalism students spend around seven months of their two-year training at the Academy and around 17 months in their self-chosen, so-called main editorial offices.


  • News writing
  • Headline and lead training
  • Seminars for analogue, digital and investigative research
  • Verification
  • Comprehensive interview training (for text, audio, video, in front of and behind the camera)
  • Portrait and reportage workshops
  • Press law, questions of journalistic ethics


  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Mobile reporting
  • TV (shooting, editing and production of contributions)
  • On-air and speaking training, moderation coaching
  • Production of platform-oriented video content
  • Podcast training
  • SEO and Audience Development


Journalism students and tech talent meet regularly to deal with interdisciplinary topics such as agile working, design thinking, compliance, etc. Supported by colleagues from the Axel Springer editorial team, they develop ideas and concepts for journalism that will continue to be socially relevant, technically excellent and technologically up-to-date in the future.


After six months of training with us, you can implement what you have learned directly in the editorial office and practice it under real conditions. Right from the start you will work closely with your future colleagues and produce your own stories. In between, you attend weekly seminars and coaching sessions at the FreeTech Academy.


Broadening horizons and constant inspiration are part of everyday life at the FeeTech Academy – and the best comes at the end: We enable each of our teams to go on an impressive study trip to Israel. There you will meet eyewitnesses, get to know interesting people to talk to and you will get your own picture of the politics, culture, religion and economy of this fascinating country. On the last day of this unforgettable journey you will receive your editor’s certificate in a festive setting.

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