Award Programme for Journalists from Developing Countries

Thomson Reuters Foundation invites journalists from developing countries to participate in its small programme by submitting and developing story ideas under the programme- Reporting Taboos.

The programme will feature an intensive workshop in London from July 11th – 15th, during which participating journalists will develop and refine their story ideas and pitch them to the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s  editorial team.

VALUE:

Travel and subsistence costs will be covered by the programme.

Additional Details

Among other things, the workshop will cover:

  • story conception and planning
  • interviewing techniques
  • finding multiple sources to speak about sensitive issues.

After the workshop journalists will receive editorial guidance and mentoring support to help them research, report and produce their stories.

ELIGIBILITY:

Journalists must be:

  • working for domestic media (print, radio, TV, online) in a developing country or country in political transition
  • motivated to report on sensitive issues in an impartial way
  • fluent in English and must have a minimum of one year’s experience and working full-time for a media organisation (freelancers are eligible)

APPLICATION:

Participants are required to upload:

  • 2 work samples
  • a letter from their editor consenting to the journalist’s participation in the programme and expressing willingness to publish/broadcast participant’s work.

DEADLINE: 25 April 2016

For more information,  visit Reporting Taboos.

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