Launh of the website "24 hours in the life of a newsroom" (30.05.13)

ESJ Lille and CFI are pleased to announce the launch of "24 hours in the life of a newsroom", a free website with an entertaining, ergonomic approach to training journalists from all over the world.

At a time when traditional media are all converging on digital, "24 hours in the life of a newsroom" can help journalists, bloggers and students boost their knowledge and skills, complying with the formats and codes peculiar to each media.

"24 hours in the life of a newsroom" is fully available in five languages : French, English, Arabic, Chinese and Kiswahili.

24 hours in the life of a newsroom , sharing skills for free

"24 hours in the life of a newsroom" is a website provided by ESJ Lille and CFI for all news professionals and hopefuls. This set of practical fact-sheets describes 24 key situations encountered by journalists in each media, providing easy access to the most widespread techniques, constraints and practices. These factsheets are not intended to replace training courses leading to qualifications. They are designed to provide back-up for the smooth accomplishment of work and as a refresher for certain practices.

The four sets of 24 factsheets set out the various stages in the production of news, respectively in the newsrooms of a radio station, a TV channel, a newspaper and an online news website. This tool is the product of CFI’s and ESJ Lille’s know-how with respect to training journalists, which hopefully will be shared with any Internet users interested in or working in news.

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"24 hours in the life of a newsroom" is fully available in five languages : French, English, Arabic, Chinese and Kiswahili.

Seasoned professionals serving 24 hours in the life of a newsroom

These educational factsheets have been designed by seasoned professionals with plenty of experience in training budding journalists and media professionals :

  • Brigitte Besse, doctor in linguistics and semiologist, specialist in pitching and matching copy to footage ;
  • Didier Desormeaux, head of the News and Multimedia Publishing Department at the France Télévisions University ;
  • Richard Pernollet, a former Radio France journalist;
  • Alain Rollat, former Assistant Director at Le Monde ;
  • David Servenay, freelance journalist specialising in multimedia journalism.
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Based on a responsive web design concept, content display adapts to all screen sizes.

To ensure easy access for Internet users without broadband, the website design features light ergonomics in order to display pages quickly. Based on a responsive web design concept, content display adapts to all screen sizes, whether for computers, tactile tablets and smartphones.

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