Two days before the start of the European Forum Alpbach a group of 14 journalism students from all over Europe met for the first time in a seminar room in Alpbach. Within a few hours they had formed a team and started discussing controversial topics inspired by the Forum’s programme. This year’s Media Academy was underway.
Their reports on the speeches, about the ideas, about the Forum are in your hands. Their assignments were to develop their ideas, find good stories, read up on the background and ask good questions. For three weeks the Media Academy students have been roaming Alpbach, interviewing experts and intellectuals, putting together the bigger picture.
Scope presents what they came up with independently. We have stories for you that draw on the debates of 2017 at the Forum and take you beyond.