searching for youth reporters on the ground for journalism trip to Budapest

Article published on Feb. 9, 2010
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Article published on Feb. 9, 2010
We are looking for four European young journalists to participate in our journalistic project EuCrisis on the ground, running next month from 4th to 7th March 2010, in Budapest, Hungary. Read the guidelines below! Editor-in-charge/ Katharina Kloss/ redaktion@cafebabel.

11 cities, 11 special city editions of feature reports, 11 local debates: We’re kicking off our yearly series of monthly reporting missions to a different city in our Europe-wide network


Step 1: what’s it about

WHAT IS IT: This year, we will continue our monthly editorial series, ‘EU Crisis on the ground’ (funded by the European commission).

TO DO WHAT: Valorising local, positive citizen initiatives that have emerged out of the crisis. Comparing this on a pan-European playing field. Finding young, positive angles on the crisis.

Step 2: recruiting you

WANTED: We need three journalists, one video maker and one photographer to join this mission - writing on aforesaid offbeat, crisis-related topics with the support of our local host team in Hungary, and attending a local debate held by the team in Budapest.

It’s your proposals that will get you noticed for this mission: so be creative, do some research, flog your idea donkeys to me. Prepare yourself: read the Budapest local team blog (English, Italian, Hungarian)

Step 3: you on EU crisis on the ground

LOGISTICS: Book your own flights/ trains to Budapest: up to 250 euro is reimbursed by upon return from the trip, along with other travel, food expenses up to 25 euro every day (figures TBC). The team is hosted by the locals in Budapest.

EDITORIAL: the editor in Paris and the team in Budapest will help define your article, find you fixers, interviewees for your time in the city. The written piece is due in strictly one week later, when the relevant linguistic editor in Paris will edit your piece, which will be translated by our volunteer networks, and then published the following month.

Step 4 : email Katharina at with your CVs, three-line article proposals, link with the news and crisis, ideas of interviewees