4 March 2014

Centre de formation des journalistes

Training

– 24 months of intensive training and practice.
Including 3 months of introductory training in basic techniques of journalism.

  • Technical writing, editing and layout
  • News desk exercises using dispatches and news files
  • Fieldwork: reports, stories, interviews, portraits, investigative journalism
  • Research and validation of live information sources and web sources
  • Training in multimedia tools and online journalism
  • CFJ daily paper
  • Multimedia
  • Photography
  • Press Law
  • Code of conduct

– 5 months of in-depth training modules

  • Investigations
  • Compulsory Seminars (Europe, police and justice)
  • Optional seminars (see below)
  • CFJ daily
  • CFJ iweekly
  • Multimedia

– Optional thematic seminars

  • Culture
  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Sports

– 6 weeks of audiovisual training

  • Writing for Radio & TV
  • Introduction to Radio & TV
  • Introduction to photojournalism JRI

– 4 weeks on minor subjects (optional)

  • Documentaries & webradio
  • Documentaries & webTV
  • Newsroom and transmedia

– 2 weeks on webdoc assignments

– 11 weeks on major subjects (of student’s choice)

  • Investigative work, writing and multimedia
  • Radio
  • TV reporting & photojournalism

– Summer internships in media companies

  • Two months with a regional daily
  • Two or three one-month internships with an editorial team chosen by the student

– Background work on journalism and the media

  • French and foreign media in their environment
  • Press Law
  • Professional ethics issues
  • Media economics and forward planning

– Foreign languages

  • Continuous use of English
  • Written and audio reporting assignments with English-speaking journalists

– Courses in partnership with external organizations

  • Media Management (with ESCP Europe)
  • Rare languages (Japanese, Chinese, Arabic, Persian, etc.) (with ENS Ulm)
  • Geopolitics, economics (with ENS Ulm)

Technical facilities

– Equipment

  • 30 air-conditioned classrooms
  • Over 300 networked computers (Mac and PC)
  • High Speed Internet Access at all workstations
  • Video projection facilities
  • AFP and Reuters Information Services

– Television

  • Television studio with digital control and 80sqm TV space for multi-camera recording
  • Reporting units: Betacam SX, DVCAM ( DS400 , DSR 450, PD 150 and 170), Z1 HD
  • 16 editing rooms
  • Virtual editing systems (AVID)

– Radio

  • Radio control desks (digital and analogue)
  • Editing tables and Nagra digital recorders
  • Mixing desks
  • Phone patch

– Printed Press

  • Full range of professional press, software production and editing applications (Xpress , InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro, Flash, GoLive, Dreamweaver, etc ) supported by latest-generation workstations.

– Newsroom

  • Multimedia reporting units with: 16 iPads, 16 laptops, 16 HD cameras, 1 mini TV studio, DV camcorders, MiniDisc recorders and digital cameras.
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