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Calling young African journalists

September 17, 2010

ZIMBABWE-ELECTIONS/

If you are an African journalist or aspirant journalist under 30 and would relish the chance to study on the continent’s premier Journalism Programme and then join the Reuters news team for 6 months work experience, read on.

With the FitzGerald Prize, Thomson Reuters is offering a scholarship to do a post graduate BA hons degree at the University of The Witwatersrand ’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg followed by a stint in a newsroom in Africa.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree or at least 3 years professional experience in journalism and must be nominated by a senior journalist, publisher or academic.  They must be fluent in English.  The scholarship will cover fees, accommodation and a modest living allowance.

Past winners of the prize have come from Malawi and Nigeria.

Candidates should submit a motivation letter, a CV, writing samples and at least 2 letters of nomination/reference by October 15, 2010  to fitzgeraldprize@thomsonreuters.com. Candidates will have to make themselves available for a written test and interview.

Picture: Zimbabwe Electoral Commission lawyer George Chikumbirike is met by journalists as he leaves the High Court in Harare April 7, 2008. REUTERS/Howard Burditt

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