Training on reporting and writing news

From Thomson Reuters Foundation

The core activity concerns the actual writing and reporting of news, as practiced by Reuters and other global agencies. Practical exercises form the core of the programme, with an emphasis on improving basic reporting and writing skills including accuracy, impartiality, speed, clarity and structure. The course will help journalists recognise their good habits and provide them the time and space to work on their weak points, within a mentored framework.

Start date: Aug 04, 2014

End date: Aug 08, 2014

Location: London, UK – England and Wales

Application deadline: Jun 02, 2014

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.
  • Have at least two years’ professional experience.
  • Have a good level in spoken and written English.
  • Please note: If you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.

Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:

Full bursaries for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation and a modest living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation. The cost of the online modules will be included in the full bursary.

Part-funded bursaries are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition who work for organisations that have limited resources for training, in this instance Thomson Reuters Foundation waives the tuition cost and the participant will be expected to cover travel and accommodation costs. In exceptional circumstances journalists from the developed world will be considered for part-funded bursaries. The cost of the online modules would not be covered by Thomson Reuters Foundation.

For more information and to apply, visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.