With today’s fast-moving development of ICT, social media channels allow everyone to generate news, while it is difficult to verify the facts at the same time.

10653680_10152613804307034_6881376644242733904_nMany false reports or propaganda are spread and concern about media bias, incorrect reports, disinformation and lack of on-line fact-checking is growing.

Professional media makers need up to date competences in order to keep up with those developments. The news have been changing, not only channels (devices), but also their form – like twitter length news – and journalism has to transform accordingly. At the same time, citizen journalism and media freedoms must be preserved – free of hate speech, censorship and tabloidisation. Development of media literacy in the digital media matters not only to media makers but for societies in general.


Project “Making the Twitter Length News: media literacy in the digital media” is aiming to:

– increase capacities of young media makers, journalists, bloggers and communication professionals in working with the digital/social media, in their reporting on political, social and economical topics and ways they send messages;

– promote journalistic ethic in digital/social media;

– raise public awareness about specifics and challenges of the news communicated by the digital/social media.

#DMLeyp will foster discussion on following issues:11182214_10153115883067034_7464608438965907013_n

– media freedom: being accurate, fast and uncensored;

– power of social media (countries in transition, spilling online revolutions to offline world, viral vs.true stories..);

– social media audiences, tools for verification and fact-checking, opinion makers and role of the media;

– digital media security issues vs. freedom of expression;

– internet, European legislation(s), self-regulation…. and more!