Applications are open for Thomson Reuters Foundation Reporting Workshop. The Thomson Reuters Foundation in partnership with the Institute for the Advancement of Journalism is looking for journalists. Further, based anywhere in Africa who are motivated to understand how their country could be losing money via illicit means. Moreover, The Wealth of Nations is a long-term engagement, and journalists who take part must commit to it. Further, all elements of the scheme, signing an agreement to this effect.
These elements include:
- The production of stories or investigations on illicit financial flows
- A mentoring support scheme that will help produce these stories
- Intensive training on reporting illicit finance
- Further, The first workshop will take place from Monday, 26 August – Friday, 30 August 2019 at the Institute for the
- Advancement of Journalism in Johannesburg
- Selected participants will be invited to a follow-up workshop in mid-October 2019
- Journalists will not be considered to have completed the scheme until they have completed all the elements,
- which include producing at least one story or investigation on illicit financial flows and will not receive their certificates until this point.
- If selected, you will take part in one intensive workshop (5 days) covering illicit finance, reporting on companies, accounts and budgets, and investigative techniques.
- You will propose one or more story ideas that you wish to work on within the scheme – they will provide experienced journalists to help you pursue your stories right up to publication/broadcast.
- Also, selected participants will receive modest funding to help them realize their stories or investigations;
- You will have exclusive access to expertise through their network of illicit finance experts.
- You will also have access to story ideas and editorial advice and will get to share your own expertise with participants from other regions.
They are looking for:
- Journalists with at least two years of professional experience.
- It is an advantage if you are familiar with investigative journalism, reporting on finances and/or dealing with numbers more generally, but if you have a strong motivation to learn about and understand these issues then they will consider your application.
- You must be able to spend significant time working on illicit finance stories or investigations.
- Both freelancers and staff journalists may apply. Journalists working for a news organization will need consent from their editor to take part. Freelancers should provide evidence that one or more media organizations will be willing to take their work.
- Also, Journalists working in any medium or multiple media are welcome to apply (print, online, radio or television).
- be based in Africa and working for one or more African media organizations.
- Journalists applying must have fluent English.