Special GEJI reports:

BEYOND KYOTO - 25 international students covering a scientific conference, March 2009.
PLASTIC BAGS - students around the world exploring plastic bag usage, March-June 2009.
AFTER COP15 - investigating how media and NGOs change ambitions for the UN climate conferences.


GEJI at the COPs

We were in Copenhagen, see gejiweb.org/cop15
And in 2010 and 2011, we checked how media and politicians changed their ambitions on Climate Change from Cop15 to Cop16 and Cop17 - read more.


The GEJI sponsors:


Danish School of Media and Journalism


Welcome to the Danish School of Media Journalism (DSMJ)!

We are the oldest and largest of the higher educational institutions offering journalism education in Denmark, and have well-established contacts and strategical partnerships both nationally and internationally.

photo by Anders Hviid

photo by Anders Hviid

At the school various centres for journalism, further education and research are established.

The school runs a number of international teaching programmes;

GEJI course in Denmark:
“International Semester Programme – Journalism, Multimedia and Stereotypes”

Spring semesters: January (week 6) – June (week 25)
Fall semesters: August (week 34) – December (week 51)

The semester in Denmark combines journalistic training with intensive study. In the course of an intensive one-semester program you do international reporting, EU reporting, learn about risk reporting and expand your view on stereotypes. The work concludes in an individual multi-media production based on a research travel in or outside Denmark.
The semester has a topical focus on environmental and climate issues

Course fee and admission

The International Semester programme is open to journalism students from all over the world. Former students have come from: Albania, Australia, Belgium, Brasil, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hong Kong/China, Iceland, Korea, Lithuania, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Rumania, Russia, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, UK, USA and Usbekistan.
Participants must have a good command of the English language, both written and oral. Students must be in at least their second year of journalism education and more than 19 years old when they participate in the International Semester Programme.
Furthermore, it is very important that students are interested in working with international relations and want to co-operate with journalism students from other countries.
There is no extra course fee for exchange students.

How to apply

See www.journalisthojskolen.dk for application forms
You are welcome to contact:
Inger Munk imu@journalisthojskolen.dk or Anna Nejrup anna@journalisthojskolen.dk for any information

Deadline for application: 15 April for fall semesters
15 October for spring semesters

As a result of this semester you can achieve the following goals:
• Take your expressional skills to a new level by incorporating multimedia elements in your journalism. This is done by combining text, audio, video and photo in an online environment
• Master basic methods in news journalism with focus on environmental and climate issues, and knowledge of specific methods in global journalism and international newsgathering
• Enhance awareness of how stereotypes, national stereotypes in particular, are used in the media. Where they come from and which role they play, and how to avoid them
• Attain working knowledge of the risk reporter’s tools of trade and working conditions in areas of crises and conflict and understand important aspects of the media’s role in modern conflict including climate and environmental issues
• Increased knowledge of EU affairs in general and in specific of EU-reporting with a focus on environmental and climate issues. Knowledge about EU institutions, decision-making processes and how to work as a correspondent inside and outside Brussels
• Experience being a correspondent in Denmark and Europe. Grow as a prospective journalist by working and studying in an atmosphere that combines practical teaching with academic study
• Create life long professional and personal bonds by being part of an international group of students from all over the world

Study Load
Credits                              Hours    ECTS
Intern. Newsgathering     120          6
EU Workshop                    120          6
Stereotypes                        120          6
Risk Reporting                  120          6
Final project                      120          6

TOTAL                     600 hours,      30 ects

See www.journalisthojskolen.dk for the Linkedin alumni site of present and former participants in the International Programmes.

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Comments from foreign students who participated in the programme

“I have made my articles in spite  of the language difficulties. If I am able to do  research in Denmark, I can research in any country. And this is valuable for me when I start looking for a job in the States”, Anthony W. Eufinger, USA.

“It has changed my life. I am really happy to have participated in this programme. To work with the Danish participants was very important for this success. It has given me the taste, the desire to work with international relations and certainly EU matters. The multimedia production was also a great idea for a future way of working.” Frederic Maes, Belgium.

“The best thing about the programme was the opportunity to work with students from different countries. The programme was well structured and organized. You can tell that this was not the first time a programme like this has been arranged.” Mette Maria Rønsen, Norway.

“The best whing about the course was the practical work, the detailed feedbacks and the well organised structure.”
Tina Wender,  Germany.

“I was challenged as a journalist in ways that I have not been challenged before. I came away from each workshop feeling that I had learned more about international journalism and had improved my journalism skills.”
Nadia Chiesa, Canada.

“The DSJ International Semester has been the best five months of my life! Not only because of the excitement of living abroad and travelling with friends and sharing wonderful experiences, but also because the course you offered was exceptional. I have nothing but praises for the semester programme you have put together; from International Newsgathering all the way through to the Final Project, I feel the school has given us their best, that the teachers were excited and passionate about their work, and enjoyed teaching us.”
Jerram Watts, New Zealand

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