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Two interns from the media outlets working under the auspices of Metamorphosis Foundation – Meta.mk and Portalb.mk – together with two representatives of the Foundation itself, were on a week-long study visit in Washington, USA. The study visit was organized by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), which has been Metamorphosis’s partner for several years.
Apart from the meetings with representatives of the International Center for Journalists, the participants also visited several newsrooms and educational institutions. Some of the media visited included the magazine “Foreign Policy”, the reputable “Washington Post” as well as the online medium “Axios”.
A series of lectures on the topic of the fight against disinformation and visits of the Philip Merrill College of Journalism at Maryland University, and PEN America were also organized. There was also a meeting with representatives of US Department of State. The most relevant topis of the study visit were the artificial intelligence and its impact on disinformation and data-based journalism.
The visit was the final part of the program “Journalism for a New Generation: Media Training Program in North Macedonia” that Metamorphosis Foundation is implementing together with the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), supported by the Embassy of the USA in the Republic of North Macedonia.
The program started with four training sessions for young journalists in the field of data journalism and disinformation that took place in February, March, April and May this year. The top seven participants of a total of 40 were selected for a monthly internship in the media outlets working under the auspices of Metamorphosis, more precisely, Meta News Agency, Portalb and Truthmeter. The best two of the seven interns were selected for the study visit to the USA.