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Master workshop: A column

If you would like to learn about the column and writing skills from the most prominent Jutarnji list columnist, winner of the 2005 “Journalist of the Year” award of the Croatian Journalists’ Association, apply for Sanja Modrić’s master workshop “How to write a column”. Working language of the workshop is B/C/S. Application deadline is 25 October.
The workshop will be held in the Mediacentar Sarajevo on 30 and 31 October.
The trainer will primarily focus on the following topics: how persuasive one has to be in column writing, what mistakes is one likely to make in the argumentation section and the culture of dialogue of different opinions.
The participants will learn about the characteristics of the commentary, column and editorial, and work out the importance of these forms for the newspapers. There will also be talk about how personal attitudes are formed and how strong the information has to be to change those attitudes.
Other workshop topics include: preparation of the columnist for work, him/her identifying and knowing the details, and how to prevent critics in due time from objecting.
The participants will practice writing skills (language power, use of the language special affects in column writing) on the practical examples of comment writing, to be analysed with the trainer. 
Sanja Modrić is one of the most important and prominent columnists in Croatia. She has received many awards, including: Annual award of the Croatian Journalists’ Association (HND) for the best columns in 1994, Annual HND award for the best interviews in 1995, Annual award of the Croatian Journalists’ Association for the best section editing in 2001, and the HND award “Journalist of the Year” in 2005.
She currently works as an Assistant Editor-in-chief in Jutarnji list.
Participation fee is 200 KM (102 Euro), and includes a certificate on successful completion of the workshop.
The participants are also expected to cover their travel and accommodation costs.
The application should include:- Candidate’s CV - Contact details.
For additional information or to send an application, contact:
Lejla Kapetanović; lejla@media.baMaša Hiličišin Dervišević; masa@media.ba
Tel: + 387 33 715 840
Mediacentar SarajevoKolodvorska 371 000 Sarajevo, BiH
The workshop is organized by the NetNovinar – Centre for investigative reporting and media education (Founders: Mediacentar Sarajevo and Centre for investigative journalism Zagreb).