WUF7 Media Academies

The WUF7 Media Academies Series is a new UN-Habitat initiative with the objective of sharing tools with the urbanist community that complement their work so to strengthen their role as global advocates for equitable and sustainable cities. 

Urban Journalism Academy: Turning Urban Development into News

The Urban Journalism Academy is a pioneer UN-Habitat initiative intended for international and national journalists, and media professionals who are interested or involved in urban development. The objective is to train participants about coverage of social, economic and economic issues facing cities in the 21st century. The aim is to strengthen journalists and media professionals' capacity to analyze the overall process of urbanization by sharing with them substantive knowledge about the main issues of planning and city management. In addition, the Municipality of Medellín will offer a guided city lab tour to participating media. 

The Urban Journalism Academy will be held on Sunday, April 6, 2014, from 8:30 am to 5:30 pm. Participation will be open to a selected number of journalists, and the Academy's Plenary Session will be open to all registered media.

Facundo Martin Di Filippo

Ernesto Cortés Fierro
Joan Erakit
Ana Naomi de Sousa
José Luis Rodríguez

Read the Urban Journalism Academy Concept Note.
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Digital Media Academy: Using Tools for Outreach and Advocacy in Urban Development

The Digital Media Academy is a pioneer UN-Habitat initiative that seeks to strengthen the collective global advocacy for innovative, equitable,and sustainable cities by providing organizations involved in urban work with the digital tools to boost their scope and visibility. The aim is to showcase digital media options that can assist organizations to increase their possibilities for engagement with their communities, stakeholders, and potential collaborators as they move into contributing towards a new urban agenda for Post-2015 and Habitat III.

The Digital Media Academy will be held on Sunday, April 6, from 8:30 am to 2:00 pm and is open to WUF event organizers.

Jorge Bela

Maya Brahman
Benjamin Krause

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