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7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP)
August 01, 2022 ~ August 05, 2022 | Application Deadline : 2022/7/11 (Monday)
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7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP) 

Theme: Solutions Journalism for a Sustainable Future-Building 
Date and Time: August 1-5, 2022 
Location: South Korea, offline 
Participants: Up to 12 CJK journalists/editors/freelancers based in China, Japan, South Korea, and ASEAN countries (max 4 per each) 
Application Deadline: July 11, Monday 

Program Description: 
The 7th Trilateral Journalist Exchange Program (TJEP) is planned to be organized in South Korea on August 1-5, 2022. 
Under the theme of “Solutions Journalism1 for a Sustainable Future-Building”, the 7th TJEP will introduce the “Solutions Journalism” approach and encourage the participants to explore practical ways from traditional as well as modern perspectives to address acute issues affecting sustainable future-building by the civil societies in the three countries. 
With the partnership with the Solutions Journalism Network and United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction, this year’s program will center upon two typical topics of “Disaster Risk Management” and “Descending Mutual Perception,” where solutions journalism is most wanted, among civil societies in the region, the participants are expected to acquire the most recent as well as practical skills and perspectives to be immediately applicable in practice. In the meanwhile, by way of reorganizing TJEP, TCS strengthens its role to bridge between the media and civil society more inclusively, thus contributing to a brighter and more sustainable future-building by the people in this region. 

                                   
1[What is Solutions Journalism?] 
 
Dated back in the 1990s, “Solutions Journalism” provides an approach to news reporting that focuses on the responses to social issues as well as the problems themselves. According to David Bornstein, a New York Times journalist and co-founder of the Solutions Journalism Network (SJN), the “Solutions Journalism” is propped up by four pillars: first, a solutions story focuses on a RESPONSE to a social problem — and how that response has worked or why it hasn’t; second, the best solutions reporting distills the lessons that make the response relevant and accessible to others. In other words, it offers INSIGHT; third, solutions journalism looks for EVIDENCE — data or qualitative results that show effectiveness (or lack thereof); fourth, solutions stories reveal a response’s shortcomings. Reporting on LIMITATIONS, in other words, is essential.

 

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* TCS will cover international airfares, accommodations, and expenses that occurred during official schedules. Participants will be responsible for visa application fees, health insurance, and other personal expenditures for the non-official schedule. 


Who can apply? 

• Citizens of China, Japan, or ROK 
• With a minimum of two years of professional experience working for CJK media outlets based in China, Japan, South Korea and ASEAN countries 
• Have knowledge or keen interest in Solutions Journalism; Have enthusiasm for Trilateral Cooperation 
• Freelancers are welcome to apply, but we give preference to reporters who cover CJK cooperation 
• Fluent in English (the working language of the TCS) is essential. Proficiency in other non-native CJK languages is an asset, but not a requirement 

How to apply? 

Fill out the Application Form online and email the following documents to tjep@tcs-asia.org by July 11. 

• Resume (English) 
• Personal Statement (English): why would you like to join this program? What can you contribute to this program and how this program can this help you with your journalism career? (no more than 500 words) 
• Samples of your most recent work (optional)