The Metamorphosis Foundation in partnership with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Skopje is opening a Call for young journalists to participate in a Media Training Program.

Through workshops, internships, and a study tour in the U.S, the program will give young journalists the necessary skills to drive high-quality reporting using data and verified facts, introduce them to low-cost or open-source digital tools to assist them in their work, and link them to like-minded peers for exchange of shared problems and potential solutions.

About the Program

ICFJ and the Metamorphosis Foundation will implement the project in three stages in 2023, to include:

  • Four three-day workshops in data journalism and visualizations, mis/disinformation, and fact-checking, to be held in various regions from February to May:
    Data Journalism and Visualizations (February 8-10, 2023) – applications open to Skopje and Polog residents through January 9, 2023
    – Mis/disinformation and Fact-Checking (TBA) – applications will be open to Southwestern and Pelagonia residents
    – Data Journalism and Visualizations (TBA) – applications will be open to Vardar and Southeastern residents
    – Mis/disinformation and Fact-Checking (TBA) – applications will be open to Eastern and Northeastern residents
  • A month-long summer internship at the Metamorphosis Foundation’s three media organizations for the four best-performing workshop participants
  • A week-long U.S. capstone event with ICFJ in Washington, D.C., for the program’s two top performers, accompanied by a senior staffer of the Foundation

About the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

ICFJ empower an unparalleled global network of journalists to produce news reports that lead to better governments, stronger economies, more vibrant societies and healthier lives. ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through their work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences.

The ICFJ network is 132,000 journalists strong.

Apply to the Program

The application for the first workshop, on Data Journalism and Visualizations, is now open through January 9 2023. Eligible participants will be from the Skopje and Polog regions. All interested participants can apply on this link.

Foundation Metamorphosis and ICFJ will be accepting applications for participation in each of our four workshops on a rolling basis. Young journalists, journalism students and bloggers from the workshop regions specified above are encouraged to apply.