The project Remedia.Lab - Laboratory & Incubator of Regional Media and LabCom.IFP (University of Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal) recognize the existence of increased interest in local media in the form of diverse scientific, academic, professional, normative and empirical approaches. LOCAL MEDIA FAL(L) SCHOOL assumes the role of local journalism in the new digital ecosystem as an fall school around local, regional, community and proximity media. To this end, it develops from September 19 to 21 an event that seeks to respond to this need and brings together some of the best academics and practitioners in a dynamic and mobilizing environment where team spirit and the exchange of knowledge are essential. To meet various needs and profiles, this school launches a call, proposing a flexibility of registrations that allow to satisfy several profiles and approaches.

This is an initiative that emerges from the Faculty of Arts and Letters (FAL) of the University of Beira Interior – who in the academic year 2019/20 celebrates its 20th anniversary – but which extends to all the territory where it is inserted, namely the city of Covilhã, its places and manifestations. The Cherovia Festival (september 18-22) is an example.



Remedia.Lab receives until August 31 proposals for communication and multimedia journalism projects to be developed within the scope of LOCAL MEDIA FAL(L) SCHOOL, the first fall school on “Local, regional, community and proximity media”, which will take place September 19-21 in Covilhã.

The answer to this call for papers can assume three forms: a) academic work, b) journalistic work, or c) both.



We invite all interested parties to present a summary of the topic “Local, Community, and Proximity Media”, with approximately 500 words,  clearly identifying objectives, methodology, and results (verified or expected). Proposals are accepted, but not exclusively, on the following topics:

- Local and community media and news building;

- Local and community media and the digital switchover;

- Local and community media and new platforms;

- Local and community media and new business models;

- Local and community media and new media narratives;

- Local and community media, culture, and heritage;

- Local and community media and citizenship;

- Local and community media  and participation;

- Local and community media and collaborative culture;

- Local and community media and local services;

- Local and community media and local governance.


In the event there will be a set of parallel scientific sessions, destined to the communication of the proposals approved by the Scientific Committee at a maximum of 20. The enrolled ones will be able to attend conferences and training actions with academics, journalists and media managers .



Participants may, in addition to scientific communication, also present a journalistic project, to be developed during the Fall School. Participants in this project are challenged to design a short journalistic narrative about a regional gastronomic event that takes place between 18 and 22 September, in the city of Covilhã. It is the Festival of Cherovia, a typical regional product of Cova da Beira, which is a pretext for five days of strong tourist and gastronomic animation, with events taking place throughout the historical area of ​​the city. Those interested will have training actions with journalists, academics and technicians so that they can develop their project. The use of mobile devices shall be preferred for the development of works for one of the following modalities:

- Video-reporting;

- Social media reporting (eg Instagram);

- Multimedia reporting for a blog.


The capture of sounds and images will be done by each participant during the festival, which takes place mostly at night.

The best project in each of the categories will be selected and awarded by a jury.

Application and submission forms: https://forms.gle/kcspBUvCQPwmByVP9

More informations or questions please use the email remedialab@labcom.ubi.pt or http://www.facebook.com/remedialabUBI/.

Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia
União Europeia
Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional
Programa Operacional Factores de Competitividade
Universidade da Beira Interior