January 29, 2011 by staff
Aljazeera Arabic, Al Jazeera Network in partnership with X Media Lab looking for outstanding students in a number of different disciplines. Successful applicants will be based for three months at the headquarters of Al Jazeera in Doha, Qatar.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Al Jazeera in the creation of these courses for graduate students and professionals,” says Megan Elliott, director of the Media Lab X. “Working at the head of such a highly regarded and new digital media offer unparalleled opportunities for media professionals selected.”
X Media Lab, an international digital media think thank and creative workshop, identified three categories in which students can work with selected journalists from Al Jazeera and his team of new media: mobile media applications and services applications Social media and services and web applications and services.
Within these categories there are a number of disciplines in which students will be involved, including the development and design, research, future mapping and creative ideas.
Although students will need to cover their own expenses and travel to the ground, housing is included as part of the course. Applicants must speak fluent English.
Applications for courses can be made via the website of X Media Lab. The first round of applications closes Monday, February 28, 2011.
About Al Jazeera Network
Al Jazeera has been in existence for more than fourteen years since the first independent news channel in the Arab world devoted to television news and in-depth debate live.
With the creation of new channels and services, Al-Jazeera has become an international media company in March 2006 and was officially renamed the Al Jazeera Network. Al-Jazeera network now consists of the flagship Al Jazeera satellite (Arabic) channel, Al Jazeera English, Al Jazeera Documentary, Al Jazeera Sport, Al Jazeera.net (English and Arabic web sites), Al Jazeera Media Center Training and Development, Al-Jazeera Centre for Studies, Al Jazeera Mubasher (Live), and Al Jazeera Mobile.
All subsidiaries of Al Jazeera follow the spirit and heritage of the flagship channel Al Jazeera in Arabic. Network challenges established narratives and provide a global audience with a different voice, putting the human being back in the center of the news agenda, giving voice to the voiceless, and to make sub-stories reported worldwide in the light. With over 69 offices worldwide, Al Jazeera Network is a corporation in the Arab world’s most influential news.
About X Media Lab (XML)
X Media Lab is a global organization that is highly valued for its role as facilitator of digital media think tank, and provides a networking forum for industry.
As a meeting place for digital media industries, XML is designed only to assist individuals and businesses to successfully meet their creative ideas to market. It does this by developing concepts, business contacts and direct access to the networks of world-class creative professionals.
XML specializes in building high-value professional international networks in hotspots new media creative and new in Asia, with partners in some hotspots traditional media, including the UK, USA and Europe.
Each X Media Lab is a very unique event where people with ideas of digital media to communicate with a superb international network of independent creative thinkers, technical assistants, marketing experts, business partners and potential financial resources. The objective of the lab is always on you and your idea.
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