A practical work experience program designed for high school students interested in a career in journalism.
You will be part of a smart and ambitious cohort of top high school students all around the world. This program is recommended to students who are interested in PPE, journalism or media. By the end of the program, you will be equipped with fundamental journalism and media skills and will have written a good quality article on a current real-world issue.
Solve key issues defining our future.
What you will do
You will be trained in fundamental areas such as PPE, journalism, and media. You will learn how to combine theory with real-life practice.
Philosophy, Politics, and Economics
You will start researching current events, spanning topics of economics, politics, or international affairs. After choosing a particular event to zoom in, you will engage in background research and conduct analysis, taking both a practical and philosophical stance regarding the matter at hand.
Upon concluding the background research of the event chosen, you will start crafting your article. More sources may be added by, say, interviewing relevant figures or running a survey and analysing its results. Any interesting findings will be added to the article, while also catering for the right ‘Economist’ format. Any information cited will be cross-checked and referenced.
Upon producing the article, you will ponder on the most effective ways of its promotion to your audience. This process will include considering both the article’s site presence as well as any use of social media for promotion. In the end, you will craft a short media campaign for your produced article and make some predictions regarding its appeal.
Get introduced to the program, your mentors, your team and the company. You will learn what it's like to at a top car firm like The Economist and begin preliminary research on the program project with you team.
You are now equipped with the adequate skillset to complete the program. Applying your knowledge onto the project in a startup context and working as a team is the focus of this week.
You will obtain all the required skills to complete the project. Through a series of skills lectures, you will get a fully immersive learning experience and all the adequate skills.
For the final night you will pitch your project and findings to the company executives. Upon successful completion, you wil receive a referral letter signed by the company and a program certificate.
4 Feb - 4 Mar 2023
Commitment per week