Students from six European universities to practice academic journalism at the University of Turin

Participants in the EU-funded Intensive Program will create professional film clips about research projects


Six European universities, among them Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) represented by its School of Journalism, will offer a two-week Erasmus Intensive Program in Turin in spring 2013. For a period of two weeks, the student participants will create film clips about research projects being undertaken at the University of Turin. The Erasmus Intensive Program "Media & TV Students' Training" will bring students and teachers from Italy, Portugal, Bulgaria, Turkey, and Germany together and help them to improve their skills in the field of science journalism with an international approach. The funding for the twelve students from Turin and the five from each partner university will be provided by the European Union. In addition two lecturers can be sent to Turin by every partner university. Besides the University of Turin and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz these are the Bulgarian University of Sofia, the Turkish Harran University, the Portuguese Lusófona University and the Instituto Politécnico de Leiria.

During the Erasmus Intensive Program the participating students will work as science journalists to create film clips examining on-going research projects at the University of Turin in the fields of art, technology, and social development during industrialization in the 19th century. The project will be supplemented by joint lectures and in-depth discussion as well as training in editing classes. All the events will be held in English. Students successfully participating in the project will be awarded 4 ECTS credit points in recognition of their academic performance.