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300 French students spend a weekend celebrating - and doing - journalism

300 French students spend a weekend celebrating - and doing - journalism

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For the tenth year, French reporters and editors under age 25 gathered to do a 15-hour overnight marathon to celebrate and create journalism. Take a look at our video report to see how, and why, they do it.

Jets d'Encre, the French association for the promotion and defense of news created by the young, recently held its 10th editon of the annual festival, attracting teams from all over France who competed to create newspapers overnight in a suburban gymnasium. The festival is about a lot more than winning prizes, says Anna Lentzner, who was president of the association at that time.

WAN-IFRA reporters Paul McClean and Juan Ochoa were there. 

 Click on the photo  below to see the video report.

Scenes and comments from the Jets d'Encre's 10 Expresso Festival of student journalism.Scenes and comments from the Jets d'Encre's 10 Expresso Festival of student journalism.

The association wants the French state to take youth more seriously as producers of news. As part of it's 10th anniversary actions, Jets d'Encre renewed itscampaign to reduce to 16 years old the minimum age at which someone can become director of a publication (the current minimum is 18). That goal is among 10 objectives described in the group's "Livre Blanche - Quel Avenir our la presse jeune" [White Paper - What future for the youth press?] released on 29 October. 

More about Jets d'Encre HERE (in French) 

 


 

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Aralynn McMane

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2014-06-30 14:01

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