Bertelsmann, Europe's largest media company, is founding an online journalism school to educate reporters internationally who face censorship and persecution. The company plans to offer 20 reporters online courses and seminars in Germany beginning in late 2011.
The International Academy of Journalism is not aimed at entry-level journalists, rather at those already working in the industry, Bertelsmann said. The project is to be overseen by European Union Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso with support from editors-in-chief of German media – Thomas Osterkorn of newsmagazine Stern, Georg Mascolo of Spiegel magazine, Giovanni di Lorenzo of Die Zeit and Peter Kloeppel of RTL television.The announcement corresponds with Bertelsmann's 175th anniversary celebrations.
International Institute for ICT Journalism