The Dart Centre for Journalism & Trauma offers  journalists, photographers, camera operators, editors and producers in the Asia-Pacific region a unique opportunity to improve coverage of tragic events.

The fellowships offer briefings by leading experts in the trauma and journalism fields along with peer-to-peer discussions on the many challenges of covering tragedy and violence. The fellowships cover all travel, accommodations and ground expenses while attending the programme.

Day 2 - Friday, 6th February 2015, 1100 - 1230

Session 5: Creative Content for Capacity Building and Training

This session will connect broadcast training with the demand for creative content. In particular, it will look at new ways of thinking and working in a media converged world. What are the offline and online content and approaches needed to enliven training of broadcasters, particularly in a digital world. How can we build a multi skilled broadcast professional, one who values interactivity with audiences, and takes risks to develop new ways to expand audience reach?

Day 2 - Friday, 6th February 2015, 0900 - 1030

Session 4: Technological Innovations and Trends Impacting Creative Content Production

This session will explore the range, and nature of technological changes, including ICT innovations influencing creative content production. It will describe some best practices of using information processing capabilities, repackaging of user-generated content and provision of easy-to-use platforms to enable audiences to exercise their creativity and innovativeness. In particular, it will look at case studies that highlight the impact of innovative trends in the ICT sector on creative content.

Day 1 - Thursday, 5th February 2015, 1600 - 1730

Session 3: Creative Content for a Global Audience

This hands-on, interactive session will involve all participants in a creative content storytelling exercise. It is critical to have good storytelling dedicated to harnessing creativity, integrity, and imagination for serving local and global audiences. It will discuss critical components of a good story that attracts changing and demanding broadcast viewers provide best practices for effective storytelling across all platforms. It will seek to answer the question: Is there such a thing as a universally interesting and universally compelling story?

Day 1 - Thursday, 5th February 2015, 1400 - 1530

Session 2: Shifting Audience Preferences and Behaviours

Changing audience profiles and behaviour have had a significant impact in terms of content creation and distribution. It requires broadcasters to examine the demands of audiences to determine what content they want to consume and on what platforms they want to consume it. The reality of multi-platform simultaneous consumption (multi-tasking) means audiences are consuming and participating simultaneously. How do content creators meet these new audience demands? How can they use trends in social media to their advantage in crafting content?

Day 1 - Thursday, 5th February 2015, 1100 - 1230

Session 1: The Future of Broadcasting Depends on Today's Creavite Content

The session will look at the current state of creative content in the broadcast industry and outline the multidimensional aspects of creative content today. It will also identify the key   players in creative content production, including new actors who are engaged in online content aggregation, distribution and branding. What are the roles of multi platform, crowd sourced, crowd funded audience interactive and collaborative forms of content? What are the essential economic, competitive, technological and social forces that are driving the evolution of creative content?