city OF Bern

Training young reporters

The city of Bern is focussed on close collaboration with young people. Politically as well as informally, young people can initiate and help promote their wishes to create a city worth living in. Communication agency Polarstern has put together a team of young media buffs to report on the activities of young people.

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Media | The collaborative projects in Bern enable young people to take their first steps as journalists. Picture: flickr.com, Thomas Bayer

Many of the young people have never written a journalistic text before joining the reporting team. They learn editorial skills through numerous practical examples in a foundation course. They then report regularly on issues involving the city of Bern that are close to their hearts. In the initial phase, Polarstern has been responsible for subject planning, providing guidance for the young people, and the connection with the city of Bern.