The Thomson Reuters Foundation is organizing a course about writing financial and business news. The course begins with five days in London from February 25 – March 1, and continues with 10 units of online study.
Applicants chosen from developing countries or countries in political transition working for organizations with no training resources will have travel expenses, accommodation and living costs covered. Reuters will waive tuition fees for applicants from developing countries with only limited training resources available.
The course combines face-to-face teaching with online study. It starts with five days in London followed by an online module made up of ten units of study. It is anticipated each online unit will take about two weeks so the entire module can be passed in less than a year.
All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organisations. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English. If you have been on one of our programmes within the last two years you will not be considered for this programme. Please note you must commit to attending the first programme and complete the online e-learning modules.
Journalists must have at least two years’ professional experience and a good level of spoken and written English.
Applicants must submit a short bio, a statement of motivation, a story about the economy in their country and two published work samples by December 12.
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