Call for Applications: VR/360° – Video Journalism Workshop by Goethe-Institut, Nigeria

Goethe-Institut Nigeria is calling for applications for a Virtual Reality storytelling workshop organized for practising and aspiring journalists working in print or electronic media. The VR/360°-video Journalism Workshop is taking place within the framework of the touring “Games and Politics” exhibition, which will be on display in Lagos between April 23 – May 15, 2019.

In recent times, there has been a lot of buzz around Virtual Reality – arousing the enthusiasm of journalists because it can enhance the way stories are told. During this hands-on workshop, participants will embrace new technologies, experiment with new devices, and discuss immersive storytelling techniques, such that at the end of the session, they will have gained insights into the current VR market and published their own first 360º story on the Vragments platform, Fader.

Facilitators are Dr. Linda Rath-Wiggins and Tino Breddin, both from Vragments – an award-winning Berlin-based company focusing on VR projects in journalism. The workshop will take place in Lagos for 3 days from May 13-15, 2019.

Interested persons who are no younger than 20 years old with at least 2 years of relevant experience in covering politics and similar news are eligible to apply.

Applicants should send a one-page motivation letter, two to three samples of previously published work in electronic or print media, and CV to [email protected] indicating “VR/360°- Video Journalism Workshop” in the subject line of the e-mail.

Application Deadline: Monday, April 8, 2019.

For further enquiries, contact [email protected]

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