“We impart knowledge, tools, and values to shape the future of journalism. You’ll spend six months working with the best instructors in online, video, audio, TV, print, and social before you can put your skills directly into practice in the editorial offices. In the process, you’ll build a unique network that will accompany you throughout your life. After two years you will be an editor.”
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SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM | Important aspects of our training
- News writing
- Headline and lead training
- Seminars for analog, digital and investigative research
- Linguistics and structure
- 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)
- Data journalism
- Use of Artificial Intelligence in Journalism
- 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 at the FreeTech Academy, the students put what they have learned directly into practice in the editorial offices and consolidate it under real conditions. Right from the start, the journalism students work closely with experienced colleagues and produce their own stories.
Broadening horizons and inspiration are part of everyday life at the FreeTech – Axel Springer Academy: We enable every team to go on an impressive study trip. There, we meet exciting interlocutors and educate ourselves.
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