Journalism Bootcamp 2018

Country: Czech Republic;

Deadline: 06.05.2018



August 4th – August 14th, 2018 in Prague, Czech Republic

Program Description

The Journey Program is an annually organized intensive summer course focused on offering participants unique experience through interactive seminars and workshops conducted by professional journalists, editors and media experts from world’s most renowned news outlets and agencies such as BBC, CNN, the New York Times, Reuters or the Wall Street Journal. Organized by the Bakala Foundation, Journey aims to bring together promising students of journalism and media from around the world and give them the opportunity to learn from top professionals in the field and to create a unique, inspiring experience. Participants undergo series of workshops on current trends and tools used in reporting, data collection and analysis, investigative journalism and many more aspects of modern media work as well as a number of practical exercises including real-time field reporting. The course will be taking place August 4-14, 2018.

The successful candidates will receive full scholarship covering travel costs, room and board and study materials-related expenses.

Eligibility Criteria - All candidates must satisfy the following requirements:


  • Current university students of journalism, media studies or related fields
  • Must have successfully completed minimum of two academic semesters of full-time study by August 2018
  • Excellent academic standing
  • Very good oral and written English language skills
  • Citizenship of one of the following countries: Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania, Slovakia, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States of America
  • Passport valid until September 2019 and ability to travel to the Czech Republic



Application procedures - please review carefully


Each candidate must submit online application form, including:

  • Personal data - Information on your education, professional experience, publications and received awards
  • Official transcript or equivalent document (in PDF format; if the transcript is in any other language than English, please provide an English translation. Official certification of the translation is not required)
  • Curriculum Vitae (in PDF format)
  • Personal statement (max. 500 words)
  • Individual project pitch - see below (max. 200 words)


Requested materials must be submitted in English.

Candidates may be contacted and asked to participate in a Skype interview. Candidates must provide all of the information requested above. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Completed application is due by May 6, 2018.



Application Deadline

May 6, 2018

E-mail notification about the decision

May 16, 2018

Arrival in Prague, check-in, registration

August 4, 2018

Departure from Prague

August 14, 2018