fjum_forum for journalism and media

fjum_mission: Quality journalism through innovative training

As a non-profit organisation, we foster quality journalism through innovative advanced training, orientation and networking on an international level in a time of digital and structural change. Over 3,000 journalists, disseminators, and interested parties from Austria and Europe have taken part in our seminars, events, and panel discussions to date. We are constantly expanding our network and focus on international cooperations. fjum_wien was founded in 2011 on the initiative of the City of Vienna.


fjum_experts: Rooted in the domestic media branch, networking on an international level

fjum_global: Included in our long list of experts are Wolfgang Blau, formerly The Guardian’s director of digital strategy and now chief digital officer at Condé Nast International; Lucy Küng, professor of media management at the University of St Gallen in Switzerland and Oxford University; Ken Doctor, consultant and author of Newsonomics; Anita Zielina, editor-in-chief new products at NZZ; Nic Newman, research associate at Reuters Institute; Lauren Kessler, US story telling expert and journalism professor at the University of Oregon; Ulrik Haagerupp, editor-in-chief of the Danish national broadcasting corporation DR, and many more. fjum acts as a point of contact for international editors and a coordinator of new projects.

fjum_local: We work with Austrian TV stations, among them ORF, Puls4, Okto, W24, as well as with Austrian publishing companies. Our advisory committees unite professionals from journalism and media research. Members include, among others, university professor Matthias Karmasin (Austrian Academy of Sciences/University Klagenfurt), founder of, Gerlinde Hinterleitner; Austrian Press Agency editor-in-chief, Michael Lang; university professor Klaus Meier (Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingoldstadt); editor-in-chief of Falter, Florian Klenk; head of news at Puls4 Corinna Milborn.


fjum_program: Innovation and training for media

We offer a variety of training courses, seminars, and longer modules for journalists in Austria and Europe, some of them held in English. The main focus lies with innovation, internationalism, and content specialization. Our lecturers are chosen using an international screening process. Many media houses regularly take advantage of our bespoke in-house training courses. Some of our clients for these tailor-made courses are newspapers: Der Standard, Kurier, Wiener Zeitung, and publishing houses: Styria Verlag, News Verlag, and also the Austrian national broadcaster ORF.

We cover internationally renowned speakers and the topics most regularly reported by the media at the time. Every year fjum organizes a high-level media conference, Media Innovation Day, where trends in journalism are discussed and possible solutions for the current shake-up in the field of media are offered.

Some of our courses are held in English, most of them take place in Vienna. For details, check our program.



Dr Simon Kravagna, Director
fjum_forum journalism and media
Karl-Farkas-Gasse 18, 1030 Vienna
0043 1 9972796
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Selected fjum_projects & talks:

#IJF17: Slow down everybody! fjum_CEO Daniela Kraus on Slow News

#GENSummit 2017 in Vienna: From Post-Truth to Virtual Reality: Navigating Media’s Future


#Join_Media Network Initiative: Before and after being a refugee  Working in the media