In German media one can read many stories about refugees, but few stories from them. NEWSCOMER wants to change that by connecting local media outlets and newcomers in Germany. They will collaborate to research and report about their daily lives. Editors and readers get new insights while refugees make their voices heard in local media. NEWSCOMER supports the mentoring process and trains participants on both sides. It is time for newcomers to become NEWSCOMERS.

Mentoring Program

for newcomers

The NEWSCOMER program is directed to applicants who have serious intentions of establishing a foothold in the field of journalism. It is required to speak English, preferably German and bring in journalistic experience. In order to work in local media outlets participants need a work permit in Germany. Asylumseekers, asylees and journalists in exile are welcome to apply. It is important that applicants will stay in the area of the local media outlet they are applying in the region they are applying for. 

 

for local journalists

If you work as a journalist in a local German media outlet and want to become a mentor at NEWSCOMER, you are required to be able to provide at least two hours a week and should speak English. Mentors at NEWSCOMER consider the collaboration as a partnership of equals. They understand the process of mentoring not as a one-way-street, but an opportunity to change their perspective and enrich their reporting. Newcomers will be connected with cooperating local media outlets. 

Take part

Do you want to join NEWSCOMER? You can apply here as a refugee reporter or a local editor. The program late summer 2017 that prepairs all tandem for their one-year-long mentoringship. Click on the link to fill out the application form. 

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Team

English

Thaer Abughoush

Co-Founder

Thaer is a translator, websites developer, Jordanian from a Palestinian origins. He lives and works in Wolfsburg since two years, and also he is a computer science student. He developed an arabic-language newsportal for refugees in Germany and then joined the NEWSCOMER team. 

English

Patrick Bauer

Co-Founder

Freelance reporter for print and video in Frankfurt. Paddy works for Agentur Zeitenspiegel-Reportagen in Frankfurt and Endersbach near Stuttgart. He grew up in the region of Hintertaunus and can’t wait to see newcomers report in local media. 

English

Jessica Schober

Co-Founder

Freelance Reporter, book author and trainer. Jessica went on a trip through the field of German local journalism and called the project “Wortwalz”. Also she accompanied the refugee cooking project„Kitchen on the Run“ on its journey through Europe. 

English

Ann-Kathrin Seidel

Co-Founder

Political editor and multimedia journalist in Hannover for Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland. Ann-Kathrin travelled a lot through the Middle East and received scholarships for her reporting. She published in media such as  taz, Chrismon, Zenith.

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Contact

info@newscomer.de

Contact

info@newscomer.de