C.P. Scott – School of Independent Journalism

We started C.P. Scott School of Independent Journalism for young people eager to learn to communicate effectively using new media. A new generation of journalists needs a new mindset and a new way of looking at stories.

History on the News

Why C.P. Scott!? Because we are a young team and we want to show everybody that we can comment freely without distorting reality. The motto “The facts are sacred, comments are free”.

Charles Prestwich Scott (26 October 1846 – 1 January 1932) was a British journalist, publisher and public figure. He was the editor of the Manchester Guardian (now the Guardian) from 1872 until 1929 and its owner from 1907 until his death.

In a famous 1921 essay marking the Manchester Guardian’s centenary (at which time he had served nearly fifty years as editor), Scott put down his opinions on the role of the newspaper. He argued that the “primary office” of a newspaper is accurate news reporting: in his words, “comment is free, but facts are sacred“. Even editorial comment has its responsibilities: “It is well to be frank; it is even better to be fair”. A newspaper should have a “soul of its own”, with staff motivated by a “common ideal”: although the business side of a newspaper must be competent, if it becomes dominant the paper will face “distressing consequences”.

CRSC Europe invites you to join C.P. Scott – School of Independent Journalism

C.P. Scott Journalism School offers courses in Journalism, Communication and Public Relations, FREE for young people attending higschool or university!

Our school coordinator is Bogdan Daradan, a young activist and journalist, member of CRSC Europe.

Here is a glance of the things you are about to discover during a 6 month experience as a student and as a young independent journalist.

I – INTRODUCTION

Brief Introduction to media

II – FUNCTIONS OF MASS MEDIA

Functions media related case studies

III – Manipulation Laws

Principles of persuasion with relevant case studies

IV – MEDIA

Similarities and differences between information and news, the Pentagon questioning, lead types, news types of structure

V- INTERVIEW RELEASE

Interview analysis on all media press, TV, radio, print and online case studies

VI Secrets of a successful story

Theoretical analysis and practical studio report similarities and differences between TV, radio, print and online

VII New Age, New Media

New channels to disseminate information in the context of Web 2.0 Twitter, facebook, mobile and Internet platforms of blogging platforms

VIII – On TV and radio broadcasts

Structures, archetypes details and case studies

IX – Summary

X – Testing

Independent journalism as a career opportunity

And that’s not all. Most hearty, more engaged, more active of you, those who successfully through these courses will have the chance to enjoy the many surprises and will have the chance to work in a dynamic, young professional environment experiencing independent journalism.

The students attending the classes and passing the tests will also receive a diploma from CRSC Europe and will have the chance to apply for several internships offered by our partners.