Journalism, Digital, Workshop
Together with the Centre for Independent Social Research Irkutsk, we worked with young people from the area to develop a journalistic platform that explores and captures change in the region, using the city of Irkutsk as an example.
In a cooperation of photographers, journalists, designers and researchers, we collect phenomena of change and publish them in an online magazine to make them accessible to a young readership in Europe and Russia. We are looking for new forms of narration for a changing society. Our aim is not to write history but a history of the present.
We travelled to Irkutsk from 23 September to 8 October to collect stories of the city and the region that show structural and social change. During the two-week Autumn School, different approaches from "New Journalism", "Visual Storytelling", "Oral History" and sociology were introduced.
In the second step, material is collected and subjected to critical revision by the group. This involves both technical skills in media production (research and editing, typesetting and design, post-production) and the basic journalistic question: What do we want to tell and how? With the toolset of "self-publishing", we want to enable the participants to become journalists themselves.
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