Communication Studies Honours Project 2018: “Journalism for Development: Lorenzo Natali Media Prize”

This year’s Communication Studies Honours Project is organised in cooperation with the European Commission’s Directorate General  International Cooperation and Development. Students who participate in this project will be assisting Professor Terzis who has been awarded by the European Commission the coordination of the preselection of the winners of the Laurenzo Natali Media Prize.

Through this prize the European Commission recognises the dedication of journalists whose work helps to create a better world. The Natali prize will acknowledge outstanding reporting on development issues such as poverty eradication, and the economic, social and environmental dimensions of sustainable development.

The prize has two categories based on journalists’ age: 21 to 26 years old, and 27 years plus. Moreover, for each category there will be a winner from each region: Africa; the Arab World and the Middle East; Asia and the Pacific; Latin America and the Caribbean; and Europe.

A “Grand Winner” will be selected from among the regional winners, and an additional thematic prize will be awarded for work focused on the elimination of violence against women and girls.

Winners will receive their awards at a ceremony during the 2018 European Development Days in Brussels this June and the students from the honours project will be invited to participate.

The work of each participating student will be to evaluate the relevance, quality of writing and originality of approximately 40 articles/broadcasting reports based on an evaluation sheet created by the instructor, Pr. Dr. Terzis. Students gain a deeper understanding of international news values and journalistic writing. Moreover, they will become acquainted with selection processes and learn a lot about the impact of development issues around the globe.

If you wish to apply for this class please write a short motivation letter of half a page and sent it together with your CV no later than Monday 19th March, 17h00  to Georgios.Terzis@vub.be

More information about the prize can be found here: https://ec.europa.eu/europeaid/lnp_en