Abstract : “Blockchain and the media of the future” – 2018 ChainDD Media Fellowship starts recruiting students for its inception term. All the courses are designed and created specifically for accomplished media practitioners, by ChainDD International Innovation Institute, in collaboration with Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law, in order to boost the healthy growth of the industry.
Blockchain industries are thriving globally. Economic and political circumstances can be unpredictable but all the interest in blockchain hasn't waned at all. At a time like this, the professionalism of the media plays a more and more important role in the ecological health of the industry. Since ChainDD started the preparation for the “ChainDD Media Scholarship Project”, it has drawn wide attention from all parties of interest. After several months' coordination among multiple parties, we hereby announce officially the launch of the 2018 ChainDD Media Fellowship, in collaboration with China University of Political Science and Law.
Today, “Blockchain and the Media of the Future”-- the 2018 ChainDD Media Fellowship, jointly introduced by ChainDD International Innovation Institute, and Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law, which is also the first season of the “Cutting-edge Internet Technologies and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course” produced by Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law, officially starts recruiting students. The course relies on top industry mentors as the instructors and is designed specifically for accomplished media practitioners, with the intention of pooling all effort together to boost the ecological health of the industry. (For immediate enrollment, please visit http://www.chaindd.com/scholarship ）
We plan to select 20 accomplished media practitioners this year to study for free at Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law, as part of the ChainDD media scholarship philanthropist training project. From December 9 to 15, these students will spend a whole week in off-the-job study and discussions on issues in the new media and blockchain industries. We will pay for all the tuition and accommodation. Between December 15 and 16, all students will be given the choice to attend the 2018 T-EDGE Global Innovation Conference, the most influential annual international gathering of the highest caliber （http://m.tmtpost.com/event/t-edge/2018winter/）.
The first term of the ChainDD Media Scholarship Program will recruit students nationally. All applicants must have minimum two years of news and media experiences and must be able to follow the collective class schedule and accommodation arrangement during the whole period of the course. The expert team gathered by ChainDD will select the best qualified from all the applicants, for whom tuition and accommodation will be paid. From December 10, 2018, students will begin their study at Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law, lasting a week.
Some leading blockchain enterprises such as Bitmain and Funcity Capital will provide assistance in the course design as strategic partners, in the hope of helping improve the media reporting standard of the blockchain industry, together with ChainDD and Guangming School of Journalism and Communication, of China University of Political Science and Law.
“We wholeheartedly welcome applications by our colleagues working for the media who are interested in blockchain technologies, the industry and its impact. It's not only a valuable opportunity to study blockchain technologies, but also an opportunity to sharpen students' journalism skills. We believe the improvement of media practitioners' understanding of blockchain technologies will play a positive role in the development of the blockchain industry.” said Zhao Hejuan.
The application deadline of the 2018 “Blockchain and the Future of the Media”-- the first term of the “Cutting-edge Internet Technologies and Innovation and Entrepreneurship Course” , also the first “ChainDD Media Scholarship Philanthropic Training Project” is December 5. We will publicly display the list of the first-term students on December 7. The application website: www.chaindd.com/scholarship