European Journalism Center (The Netherlands)

Formed as a nonprofit organization in 1992 and based in the Netherlands, the independent European Journalism Centre offers training programs targeted at mid-career journalists. Seeking to promote high standards of reporting across the European Union, the EJC maintains a network of media specialists, industry experts and experienced journalism trainers who periodically conduct intensive seminars, focused workshops and informal roundtable discussions on the challenges attendant to accurate reporting on issues within the complex environment of an ongoing integration of European political entities. While relying primarily on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in the Netherlands, the European Commission and other governmental entities for sustained funding, the EJC did recently receive a substantial grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation to support an initiative to fully cover developments in the Millennium Development Goals project at the United Nations.

Operating across all member countries of the European Union, the organization's partners have included the International Federation of Journalists, the World Association of Newspapers and dozens of other national and transnational press groups. The EJC operates a freely accessible website containing extensive resources for journalists and other interested parties. Having previously produced a guide to data-driven journalism, the EJC most recently produced and published on its website a handbook with extensive coverage of the opportunities and risks associated with integrating the fruits of crowd reporting into useful reports on fast-breaking emergency situations.

Visit the EJC here: http://ejc.net.

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