Journalism Rookie badge demonstrates the ability, using digital media, to interact with and reshape news content by providing their own information, comments or perspectives.
- Knowing about journalism basics
- Understanding the role of journalism in society and responsibilities of journalists
- Understanding 'free speech' and 'free press'
- Knowing about citizens’ reporting and user-generated content
- Knowing about Alternative Media
- Being able to analyse how ethics apply to the practice of journalism
- Being able to assess news value and “newsworthiness”
- Being able to analyse the different patterns of media ownership and control
- Being considerate of social, economic, technical, cultural and aesthetic implications of media development
- Perceiving new technologies and media as supportive tools for young people
Participants have to successfully accomplish the following tasks before the BADU Open Badge will be issued.
- Having successfully completed an entire learning activity (training course, seminar, online course, workshop etc.), a voluntary programme/internship
- Assessment session with the trainer/mentor
- Case Study
- Conducted one workshop on the topic of the activity with youth within 2 months after the activity
- Conducted critical incident analysis
- Problem Solving and simulation games on the specific topic of the activity
- Reflection exercises
- Scored at least 80% on the final test