The two-week Multimedia Journalism Workshop “Disrupt the News” focused on preparing students and professionals for their evolving and future careers in journalism. The news business has been disrupted, and so has the practice of journalism. As newsrooms are being challenged to reach audiences using new technologies and new delivery platforms, they are also tasked with maintaining legacy media for existing and future audiences.
This workshop included innovative storytelling techniques and new tools and technologies for telling important and relevant stories, such as 360-visuals, data visualization, and mapping, as well as strategies for verification of information and building audience trust.
The workshop is organized in cooperation with the Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb and the University of Mississippi with the support of the U.S. Embassy in Zagreb and help from the Internews (Balkan Media Assistance Program).
The result is an experimental newscast and this multimedia portal Zagreb Newslab.
Debora Wenger, Assistant Dean for Innovation & External Partnerships and Professor of Journalism and Iveta Imre, Assistant Professor of television and multimedia reporting at the University of Mississippi will conduct a workshop with the help of Journalism Department faculty members (Professor Tena Perišin, Petra Kovačević, Dejan Oblak), students and other mentors.