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Prestigious opportunity for young African journalists

June 2, 2011

It is the time again when we seek entries for the prestigious FitzGerald prize for young African journalists.

This offers a scholarship for a promising, young (under 30) African journalist or aspirant journalist to do a post graduate BA hons degree at the University of The Witwatersrand ’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg, starting in early 2012, and to join Reuters thereafter for a period of work experience.

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.

Previous winners have come from Malawi, Nigeria and Kenya, chosen from among extremely strong candidates.

Candidates should submit a motivation letter, a CV, writing samples and at least 2 letters of nomination/reference by July 31, 2011  to fitzgeraldprize@thomsonreuters.com. Candidates will have to make themselves available for a written test and interview.

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What is a motivation letter? Is there word limit on this letter? Also, for the reference, should they email separately or we attach their letter and everything in one email? Thank you.

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