The International Academy of Journalism, or Intajour, founded by Bertelsmann last year has officially opened to applications, the company announced in a press release.
The ten-month "Journalism in the Digital World" course, aimed at journalists from countries with limited or threatened press freedom, is inviting journalists from around the world to apply. Twelve students will be trained in the subjects of "Investigative research on the internet," "Journalistic forms of presentation on the internet," "Technical production of web content," "Media ethics" and "Economic fundamentals of online journalism." The program begins on August 29, 2011 and consists of attendance phases in Hamburg, Cologne and Berlin as well as two intensive e-learning phases, the press release specified. The deadline is June 15.