Creative Strategies for journalists: when all you need is a bit more time

Aimed at supporting journalists make the most out of their creative capacities even under increasing time pressure, INJECT now offers training in addition to the inspiration tool.

As part of the INJECT project, we’ve created a discovery tool to find story ideas more quickly, and a MOOC that brings together the knowledge, technology and network developed throughout the project.

In addition to the MOOC, the INJECT Team is organising live workshops at the Brede Netwerk Event in April, and at the World News Media Congress and Netzwerk Recherche Conference in June.

Making time for new ideas

There’s a reason why people feel most creative in the shower, on vacation or while taking a walk. Your brain seems most receptive to insightful links when it’s relaxed, happy or distracted. Because these seemingly sub-optimal moments actually open up new spaces for thinking, associating and making new connections.

Our daily rush often doesn’t allow us to just be inefficient like this, which means we miss out on many opportunities for developing new ideas. Even in creative jobs like journalism, time pressure limits us to make the most out of our creative capacities.

Creativity in Journalism MOOC

In 4 weeks, this hands-on MOOC covers different techniques that help you open up new spaces to think creatively about your work, as well as the INJECT tool that makes these techniques more readily available on a day-to-day basis.

With short video presentations, playful exercises and feedback from the team and your peers. Introduced every week by Professor of Digital Creativity Neil Maiden (City, University of London).

Sign up

The MOOC will run in May and participation is free-of-charge.
All you have to do is sign up here: elearning.injectproject.eu.

Live workshops

21 April 2018 – Het Brede Netwerk event in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

6 June 2018 – World News Media Congress in Estoril, Portugal.

29-30 June 2018 – Netzwerk Recherche conference in Hamburg, Germany.