Setting up or supporting a democratic business? Then check out Stir to Action’s New Economy Programme webinars coming up – and you can even apply for a fully funded place. Not sure what a democratic business is? Start with ‘A Crash Course in Democratic Business’ on 28 April!
The other webinar topics are ‘Worker Co-ops: How to Get Started’, and ‘Community Business in Back and Minoritised Communities.’
Get funded for eight weeks’ work in one of 14 European countries with a Google News Initiative Fellowship. Offered by the European Journalism Centre working with Google, these summer placements are for journalism, technology, multimedia and design students and recent graduates. There are 30 placements up for grabs.
Fellows will join a newsroom to research and write stories, contribute to open source data projects and design new digital products. A three-day online bootcamp for successful applicants starts in June and placements begin from July.
Starts this summer
We’re fans of Adobe Spark here at Democracy Action; we used it for our launch video! It’s an easy-to-use platform for graphics and short videos, ideal for injecting a bit of dynamism into websites and social media. Adobe are getting together with Charity Digital for a free webinar which promises to show you how to use the platform to create standout content that drives interest and inspires action.
8 April, 4.30-5.30pm
Copyright, while sounding complicated and boring, is an important thing to get right. This guide from Heritage Digital (available with an accompanying webinar recording if that’s more your thing) outlines the key considerations when working with suppliers on digital content. It’ll help you understand what you can do with the digital content you commission, without breaking any copyright rules and regs.
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