Media literacy is one of the crucial topics for young people. Webinar “What’s News?” was there to set the basics of journalistic writing One of the key components of YEA network, apart from events and online activism, is also capacity-building. WeBalkans team of experts shared their knowledge with the YEAs discussing the basics of news article writing. Specifically, in the webinar, we clarified topics such as what makes news articles, which are the essential elements, the structuring of articles, and how to share the news with the audience.
The webinar was conducted in an interactive format using examples of reports prepared by YEA that were later structured and turned into news articles by the WeBalkans team.
Birol Urcan has more than 20 years of experience in media sector. He started his career as a journalist during the war in Kosovo and following that experience worked as journalist, TV producer and executive producer in various TV channels. In parallel, Mr. Urcan also is active in Film Directing and Music production. In past 15 years he produced and directed a number of documentary and short feature films which got awarded in national and international film festivals. Mr. Urcan works for EU funded projects as a communication consultant for more than 15 years. Currently he is a Digital Communication Manager/Key Expert 3 at the EU funded Regional Communication Programme for Western Balkans
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