storytelling19th - 24th September 2022 (2 groups, 3 days per group)
Arnhem, The Netherlands: September 19th - 21st (Group 1)
Eindhoven, The Netherlands: September 22th - 24th (Group 2)
The deadline for applications is Thursday 1st September 2022


What’s on offer?

As television stations are transforming into multi-outlets media organizations, this training is designed to help journalists to change their mindset about their coverage of the news and get out of their TV-only news production habits. The delegates will be shown innovative examples, be taught verification and best storytelling techniques in new formats.

The new formats will be produced using a variety of tools, including their mobile phone, desktop computer and online tools to produce a variety of items on and around the same story; think data visualization, Snapchat, Instagram Stories, Explanatory videos and much more.

On the last day of the training, the delegates will work as a temporary newsroom, covering actual events in the host city. Some of them will play the roles of editors who will be in charge of designing the news coverage and follow its production. The journalists will cover the story in a variety of newly learned formats.

The training was designed and will be conducted by a media professional who has created and implemented new formats, as well as a training expert.


Learn about what new formats are being used in the media
Understand social media distribution strategies and how they (wildly) differ from TVs
Learn to use tools such as smartphones to shoot and edit social video
Adapt your content to the outlet you’re publishing to
Prototype and create new formats
Participate in a news production operation in training with the delegates from the editors group
Debrief and feedback on what was learned

By the end of the workshop it is expected that delegates will have produced together an array of stories in different formats and on different platforms to reach new audiences.

Who it’s for?

It is important that applications are received from journalists and stations who feel challenged by the transformation of the media landscape.

Because the workshop is of an intense nature, and requires a great deal of commitment from trainers and participants alike, priority will be given to those people, who show a good degree of commitment to working with new formats. As many (but not all) of these new formats can be produced with mobile phones, it is recommended that participants bring their own smartphones, preferably iPhone 8 or later, Samsung S7 or later, with at least 5GB of free storage.

Although we do not wish to endorse one product against another, we highly recommend that participants arrive with an Apple iPhone. There are very good reasons for this and the main one being that the iPhone is way ahead in the support provided through specifically developed hardware and software. Additionally, delegates should bring a laptop computer with video editing software installed (Adobe Premiere, Apple Final Cut Pro X, Avid NewsCutter or equivalent) or iPAD.

Delegates are required to send by August 31st links (preferably a good quality file through or direct link to your station's web outlet if there are no geo-blocking measures in place) to the following:
- A TV report or social video they or a colleague authored that they are proud about
- A TV report or social video they or a colleague authored that they think was NOT that good (or frankly bad)
Please send your links to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We are anticipating that this innovative workshop, providing for the future development in news gathering options, will prove to be a popular one for our members’ news departments.

The Schedule

Day 1 - Full Day (09:00hrs - 17:00hrs)
Day 2 - Full Day (09:00hrs - 17:00hrs)
Day 3 - Half Day (09:00hrs - 14:00hrs)

When will it take place?

Group 1: The workshop will start at 9:00 on September 19th and end at 14:00 on September 21st.
Group 2: The workshop will start at 9:00 on September 22nd and end at 14:00 on September 24th.

Where will it take place?

2 groups, 2 locations:
Group 1: Omroep Gelderland, Arnhem, The Netherlands
Group 2: Omroep Brabant, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

What level of English do I need?

The training will be conducted in English and it is important that applicants have a good working knowledge of the language.

How many spaces are available?

12 international delegates to be divided over two courses (6-6). 13 Dutch delegates, one per Dutch member station, divided over two courses (6 Arnhem, 7 Eindhoven)
Selection of all applicants will be at the discretion of CIRCOM Regional, but every effort will be made to ensure that there will be as many members represented as possible on the workshop.

How to apply - Deadline for applications is Thursday 1st September 2022

Only complete ONE of the application form below, depending on the training you are applying to and if you have read and understood the above information and have also received the approval of your line manager and CIRCOM National Coordinator. For applicants outside the Netherlands: both trainings share the same content, choose the one for which dates work best for you.

Group 1: Omroep Gelderland, Arnhem 19-21/09/2022
Group 2: Omroep Brabant, Eindhoven 22-24/09/2022

Please ensure that you are available for the entire relevant period.

What accommodation are available? And what about Travel?

Hotel rooms will be pre-booked by RPO in a hotel near each training location. The hotel name will be sent on time to the applicants (with special rates) after confirmation of their registration.
The price should be less than 100 euros per night including breakfast.
You have to make your own arrangement. The application process will close no later than Friday 5 August and will allow successful applicants to make their travel arrangements sooner rather than later and take advantage of cheaper travel costs.
Suggested date Arrival/Departure:
Group 1: Arriving on Sunday 18th evening and departure Wednesday 21st after 14::00pm (3 nights).
Group 2: Arriving on Wednesday 21st evening and departure on Saturday 24th after 14:00pm (3 nights).

Who pays for what?

Travel and accommodation costs are your own responsibility and NOT paid by CIRCOM Regional. It has to be paid by delegate’s member station.
Evening meal on day 1 offered by CIRCOM Regional.
Lunch on day 1, 2 and 3 are provided by our host RPO
Any other expenses, including food is to be paid for by the delegates.

What if I have any special requirements?

Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you require any assistance or have any access requirements.