Journalism Now Scholar programme

Deadline
December 13, 2019

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  • United Kingdom
London

Overview

Our Journalism Now Scholar programme is back! Hone your newsgathering, storytelling and multimedia journalism skills in our five-week programme with the help of internationally renowned journalist, Ewen MacAskill.

Details

You will take seven of our CPD-accredited online courses including Mobile Journalism, Social Media Newsgathering, Journalism Across Multiple Platforms, and Data Journalism, and will work on one or more stories that you will publish.

The highest performer will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to London to attend the 2020 Thomson Foundation five-week summer course, which includes a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week's placement at a leading UK media organisation. A small number of top performers will also be acknowledged on our website and social media.

Deadline to complete the Scholar programme: 

Friday 13th December, 2019

Starting 1st November until 13th December, 2019, you will:

  • Know what good journalism looks like and why.
  • Improve your newsgathering skills, including social media verification and the use of data journalism techniques.
  • Use smartphones to produce multimedia storytelling.
  • Engage your audience by making your content engaging and relevant.
  • Understand how to optimise your content for your chosen platforms.

Ewen MacAskill will guide you through the programme with interactive live sessions and ongoing feedback.

How to enter: Journalism Now Scholar

What you will need to do, in three steps:

1. 

Complete seven Thomson Foundation online courses (you don't need to re-take a course if you have previously completed it).

  • Building Trust and Reputation OR Ethical Journalist's Toolkit
  • Social Media Newsgathering
  • Data Journalism: Getting Started
  • Mobile Journalism: Getting Started
  • Online Media Production
  • Growing and Engaging Your Audience
  • Journalism Across Multiple Platforms

2. 

Attend or watch the replay of up to four webinars with Ewen MacAskill.

3. 

Work on and publish a multimedia story.

About Journalism Now

Journalism Now is a series of online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge-sharing platform.   

For any queries relating to your application for the Journalism Now Scholar programme, please email: enquiries@thomsonfoundation.org

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:

Description of Ideal Candidate:

The small print:

  • The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
  • The winner is responsible for ensuring they are able to accept the prize as set out and in accordance with these terms and conditions. In the event they are unable to do so, then Thomson Foundation reserves the right to select another winner.
  • Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  • Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  • The prize is subject to a successful visa application, is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  • Participants may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the competition and shall participate in such activity on Thomson Foundation's reasonable request. The winner will consent to the use by Thomson Foundation of the participants images, names and voices for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and videos, online, including the websites hosted by Thomson Foundation), and in marketing and promotional material.
  • Thomson Foundation will take care of any personal information supplied to it as described in its privacy policy, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the competition, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your competition entry, and for the purposes outlined in the above bullet point.
  • Entrants into the competitions shall be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

Dates:

Deadline: December 13, 2019


Cost/funding for participants:

The highest performer will be invited on an all-expenses-paid trip to London to attend the 2020 Thomson Foundation five-week summer course, which includes a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week's placement at a leading UK media organisation. A small number of top performers will also be acknowledged on our website and social media.

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