APA to award two grants in the certificate course in digital journalism

Funding for employees of cooperative media – Cooperation with fjum continues - Apply at fjum by 30 November

In 2021 APA – Austria Press Agency will again sponsor two grants for the certificate course in digital journalism at the fjum_forum for journalism and media in Vienna. The new course begins in January next year and offers six months of in-depth training in the area of digital journalism. The funding from APA is for two colleagues affiliated with the APA media cooperative.

The advanced training lasts six months and is aimed at journalists and media professionals with at least three years of professional experience with an Austrian medium. The substantive focus ranges from digital storytelling, analytics in the newsroom, social media and online research to media law and is supplemented by workshops on special topics. Due to corona, plans are currently to hold the six modules and additional workshops entirely online.

„Together with the journalistic and content-related expertise, digital skills now form the basis of the journalistic profession. With the fjum grants, APA seeks to take this development into account and help enhance qualifications in the industry,“ APA Editor-in-Chief Johannes Bruckenberger says.


Applications for the course – thus also the two APA grants – are possible from now until 30 November. Participants are selected by experts from fjum based on the documents submitted.

Further information on the course and fjum: