Samstag, 14.12.2019 19:21 Uhr

Reuters offers photo grants and seeks storytellers

Verantwortlicher Autor: Jochen Raffelberg London, 20.11.2019, 11:48 Uhr
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London [ENA] Thomson Reuters seeks journalism trainees for its nine-month worldwide training program and young reporters for a six-day Generation Africa training aimed at developing storytellers who can inspire change on a global platform. The international multimedia news agency also announced a photojournalism grants competition where up to ten winners will receive US$8,000 each to advance their abilities and tell new stories.

Reuters invites aspiring reporters and recent graduates to participate in the nine-month program that begins in September 2020, featuring on-the-job journalism training, initially for one month in London, followed by a placement in a major bureau in China, Singapore, United Kingdom, Mexico, South Africa, Egypt, Lebanon or United Arab Emirates. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism, as well as fluency in written English. Fluency in a second language is beneficial but not compulsory. The deadline is 15 December. In the photo grants tender photojournalists and students interested in working on photo assignments can apply by 31 December.

Applicants for the recently renamed Yannis Behrakis Photojournalism Grants program must be between 18 and 35 years old and submit a CV, cover letter and portfolio with 30 to 40 pictures. Reuters recommends checking out last year’s recipients here. Pictures taken by the winners will be distributed on Reuters News media platforms. The Thomson Reuters Foundation, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, is organizing the Generation Africa training, which will cover communication techniques, public speaking and presentation skills, effective use of social media, handling the media and more.

Participants will then be paired with a mentor to work on individual areas of development and share their stories. According to the foundation the second of three annual cohorts is now accepting candidates. The training program will take place late February/early March 2020 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Applicants interested in development issues must be fluent in English and submit a “compelling personal story” related to health, development and poverty reduction illustrating a challenge faced by others living in Africa.

Another journalism grant competition fostering investigative reporting is open to teams of African, Asian and European journalists with the next deadline being 16 December. With the grant will support stories on cross-border illicit financial flows, tax abuse and corruption in Africa, Asia and Europe, as part of the Money Trail project. The project will conduct ten application rounds over the next three years. The total amount per call is about EUR50,000. Teams must consist of at least one African, one Asian and/or one European journalist.

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