BIRN Summer School scholarship application period expires

The period for would-be students of the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting to gain scholarships has now expired, but fee-paying participants still have until August 9th to apply for inclusion in this unique school.

A total of 75 local journalists from the Balkans have formally expressed their interest in attending the BIRN Summer School of Investigative Reporting. Unfortunately, though, only 20 of them will be given the opportunity to acquire investigative skills from renowned journalists and trainers such as Nick Davies, The Guardian’s “hackgate” journalist, Paul Bradshaw, On-Line Journalism Blog author, Randall Joyce, CBS News Emmy winner, and others.

Gordana Igric, BIRN Regional director, insists that the Summer School Selection Committee has a difficult job: “There is a really tough task ahead of us to select just 20 participants. I am quite sure that there are many more very qualified candidates for the School.”

The committee comprises Professor Sheila Coronel of Columbia University, Dragana Nikolic Solomon, Head of the OSCE Mission to Serbia’s Media Department, and Gordana Igric, BIRN regional director.

The outcome of the selection process will be confirmed over the course of the next seven days, with all applicants to be informed directly whether or not their applications have proved successful.  

Any journalists still interested in attending the BIRN Summer School can apply here.