On Friday, 5th May 2023, the practical part of the spring incubation with students from Palacký University in Olomouc started. As part of sports journalism, the group led by Martin Kezr is participating in the Czech Hockey Games 2023 in Brno. The students were also present at Friday's gala awards ceremony of the Tipsport Extraliga Ice Hockey Player of the Season 2022/2023. You can also follow their findings on Instagram @novinarskyinkubator. In the near future, however, you can look forward to, for example, a commentary focused on the preparation of the Czech national team, an article about the hockey awards ceremony, an overall assessment of the Czech Ice Hockey Games 2023 or a text focused on the performance of Swiss goalkeeper Leonardo Genoni in Saturday's game against Finland.
On Thursday, 4th May 2023, the last, eleventh joint online lecture within the spring incubation for students of the University of Hradec Králové (UHK) and Palacký University in Olomouc (UPOL) took place. Jakub Szántó, a long-time member of the Czech Television's (CT) foreign desk, shared his experience of working in the Middle East with the students. He also discussed with them the current functioning of public media in the Czech Republic.
On Thursday, 27th April 2023, the tenth joint online lecture within the Spring Incubation for students of the University of Hradec Králové (UHK) and Palacký University in Olomouc (UPOL) took place. Experienced journalist Pavla Kubálková focused on the benefits and negatives of working in the media.
On Thursday, 21st April 2023, the ninth joint online lecture within the Spring Incubation for students of the University of Hradec Králové (UHK) and Palacký University in Olomouc (UPOL) took place. Janek Rubes, a reporter, documentary filmmaker and at that time a youtuber, focused mainly on his work.
We were very interested in this year's theme of the Czech-German Future Fund, so we started the project PROTEST.POWER.DEMOCRACY in cooperation with the German association Aufarbeitung Cottbus. We want to connect young people from the Czech Republic and Germany, but above all to highlight topics such as freedom of expression, the right to demonstrate and solidarity across generations and borders. You can look forward to the output in the form of multimedia reports or in the form of a documentary diary. Many thanks to the Future Fund for their support!
On Thursday, 14th April 2023, the eighth joint online lecture within the Spring Incubation for students of the University of Hradec Králové and Palacký University in Olomouc took place. Martina Pouchlá, a documentary filmmaker and audio reporter for Czech Radio, talked to the attendees about her work in a very relaxed atmosphere.
On Thursday, 6th April 2023, the seventh joint online lecture within the framework of the spring incubation for students of the University of Hradec Králové (UHK) and Palacký University in Olomouc (UPOL) took place. In ninety minutes, science journalist and ethnologist Martin Rychlík presented almost all aspects of his journalistic focus.
On Thursday, 30th March 2023, the sixth joint online lecture of the summer semester took place. Robert Čásenský, journalist, commentator, editor-in-chief and owner of the reportage-investigative magazine Reporter, shared the origin of his professional motivation with the students of the University of Hradec Králové and Palacký University in Olomouc. He also shared with them a number of his professional experiences.
On Thursday, 23rd March 2023, the fifth joint online lecture of the summer semester took place. During the lecture, journalist Tomáš Lindner from the Respekt weekly talked with students from the University of Hradec Králové and Palacký University mainly about journalistic ethics and the division of society.
On Thursday 16 March 2023, the fourth joint online lecture of the summer semester took place. Journalist, commentator and columnist Daniel Anýž talked with students from the University of Hradec Králové and Palacký University about the dangers of a divided society or Donald Trump and his fight with journalists. The topic of emotions that bend the way we see and reflect the world, not only in politics and journalism, also came up.
On Thursday, March 9, 2023, the third joint online lecture of the summer semester took place. Tomáš Nídr, a journalist living in Lima, Peru, discussed the topic of freelance journalism with students from Hradec Králové University and Palacký University. He talked to them about his experience as well as about general skills that should not be lacking in this type of work.
On Thursday, March 2, 2023, the second joint online lecture of the summer semester took place. Martin Shabu, an investigative journalist with Lidové noviny, talked to students of Hradec Králové University and Palacký University not only about his current cases, but also about various pitfalls of investigative work.
On Thursday, 23 February 2022, students of the University of Hradec Králové and Palacký University in Olomouc met virtually for the first time in the new semester. The topic of the lecture, led by Lubor Černohlávek, deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly Téma, was the Czech media landscape and its specifics. Next week you can look forward to a thematic essay by students from Hradec Králové.
The summer semester started this week at Palacký University in Olomouc. The Journalism Incubator started its spring follow-up course in practical journalism.
On Thursday, February 18, 2022, the first online lecture of the spring incubation took place. Analyst Matěj Pastír discussed the topic of the Czech disinformation scene with students of the University of Hradec Králové. He focused, for example, on the techniques used by the Kremlin in hybrid warfare, the extent to which the Czech population is exposed to disinformation, disinformation websites, and the campaign in the recent presidential election.
On Thursday 9th February we started the summer semester of the practical journalism course at the University of Hradec Kralove with an introductory lesson! For the third time we will offer students weekly virtual debates with Czech journalists. Starting next week, we will be joined by students from Palacký University Olomouc. We are looking forward to curious questions from the students! Would you also like to participate in the online lectures?
Together with the non-profit organization Fak(e)ticky, we organized a follow-up media workshop at the grammar school in Chomutov. The local pupils got the opportunity to finish their texts, which they had already started working on before Christmas. The workshops are held within the framework of the Youth Voice in Media project, which is supported by the Erasmus+ programme from the House of Foreign Cooperation. It aims to motivate young people to take an active interest in civic engagement. We are looking forward to the students' outputs!
The concentration of misinformation is heightened ahead of the presidential election. The editors of CT 24 Newsroom focused on this topic and last week visited a media vigilance seminar we organized in Klatovy. Why are seniors more vulnerable to false information? How often does "fake news" reach them? These questions were answered not only by the lecturer Zdeněk Svoboda, but also by the participants themselves.
In cooperation with Palacký University in Olomouc we publish Incubation Newspaper! The winter semester included a journalism symposium in Olomouc, during which students attended practical workshops. Based on the experience gained, they then prepared their outputs. In addition to the written texts, the newspaper also features podcasts and a video report. We wish you a pleasant reading!
Our media caution seminar in Klatovy was also visited by the staff of the Czech Television regional editorial office. Nowadays, before the second round of the presidential election, it is especially important to check the sources of information and to be careful about the spread of misinformation. We thank all those who do so and our speakers and guests for a fruitful discussion in the beautiful premises of the Klatovy town library!
In time for the presidential election, we are publishing a chapter from the fairy tale book Sophie and the Magic Candy Store 2. It was written by our collaborator Tomáš Nídr and published by the Journalistic Incubator at the end of the year. The story is about the fate of the strong-willed mayor Juraj BureŠ, who wanted to rule the whole country. We wish you a good reading and a happy hand in voting.
During presidential elections, misleading or even false information is spread even more than usual. It is therefore important to be able to evaluate which reports are true and which sources to trust. Why the debate about the pitfalls of disinformation is crucial or how to critically accept news is just a small part of our seminar in Karlovy Vary, which was attended by Daniela Tunklová, editor of the regional news service of ČT, and Zdeněk Svoboda, an experienced lecturer in media education for seniors. We thank our speakers and the audience for the fruitful discussion and we look forward to the next seminar in Klatovy next week!
Promises are to be kept (especially) at Christmas! So the Journalistic Incubator brings you the promised reading from the journalist Tomáš Nídr - the second part of Sofinka and the magic confectionery. We report that the fairy tale book is out of the printer as of today.
The Journalism Incubator is a proud media partner of the "Rescue the Řetízkárna" project. The initiators are trying to save the ruins of the former chain dressing room near Jáchymov. Among the celebrities who have decided to support the rescue of Řetízkárna in the public space and give their face to the initiative are Vendula Fialová, Michal Holán, Miroslav Nosek, Sara Polak, Emma Smetana, Vladimír Škultéty and Jan Zadražil.
We did it a second time! Thanks to a successful crowdfunding campaign, the Journalism Incubator raised enough funds to print the second part of the fairy tale book Sofinka a magical confectionery. Reporter Tomáš Nídr wrote the book for his daughter and his wife Claudia Llauca Chávez took care of the illustrations. We are working on getting the publication to the contributors before Christmas. Thank you for your contributions!
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