Writing Financial & Business News Training, London

Deadline: 9 December 2013
Open to: journalists worldwide with at least two years of professional experience – journalists from developing countries are eligible for full and partial bursaries to cover the costs of the course.
Venue: 3-7 March 2014 in London, England


The Thomas Reuters Foundation is offering a course on reporting financial and business news.

The course combines face-to-face teaching with online study. It starts with five days in London (3-7 March 2014) followed by an online module made up of ten units of study. It is anticipated each online unit will take about two weeks so the entire module can be passed in less than a year.


All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organisations. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English. If you have been on one of our programmes within the last two years you will not be considered for this programme. Please note you must commit to attending the first programme and complete the online e-learning modules.


Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:

Full bursaries for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Bursaries would include air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation and a modest living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation. The cost of the online modules will be included in the full bursary.

Part-funded bursaries are available for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition who work for organisations that have limited resources for training, in this instance Thomson Reuters Foundation waives the tuition cost and the participant will be expected to cover travel and accommodation costs. In exceptional circumstances journalists from the developed world will be considered for part-funded bursaries. The cost of the online modules would not be covered by Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Thomson Reuters Foundation also offers training for journalists from any region from an organisation that has the resources to fully cover the following costs of the programme: tuition fees: £200 per day (£1000 for a 5-day London course), travel and accommodation costs and living expenses.Thomson Reuters Foundation would provide a list of hotels for participants who require accommodation in London. If you have any questions please email: trustmedia@thomsonreuters.com The cost of the ten online modules is £1,000.


The deadline for applications is 9 December 2013. You must apply using the online registration form HERE. You will be required to submit the following documents:

  • biography of up to 250 words outlining your career
  • One recent example of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.
  • A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.

Please send your questions to trustmedia@thomsonreuters.com.

For further details, see the official website HERE.

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