Thomson Reuters offers Video News Course in London, UK

Deadline: 14 March 2014
Open to: broadcast journalists who are currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organisations
Venue: 12-16 May 2014 in London, UK


Thomson Reuters Corporation is a multinational media and information firm based in New York City. It was created by the Thomson Corporation’s purchase of British-based Reuters Group on 17 April 2008. The Woodbridge Company, a holding company for the Thomson family of Canada, owns 53% of the group, which operates in more than 100 countries, and has more than 60,000 employees. Thomson Reuters was ranked as Canada’s “leading corporate brand” in the 2010 Interbrand Best Canadian Brands ranking.

“Making Video News” is a five-day training course that will take place in London (United Kingdom) and teaches creative approaches to producing TV news stories. Subjects include research, writing for TV, camera work and editing. Lectures are supported by practical exercises and video examples. The class is run by senior Reuters television journalists.


Applicants must be broadcast journalists and currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organisations. Applicants 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 a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.


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 travel expenses (economy class), accommodation and a modest contribution towards living allowance. This arrangement is subject to variation.
  • 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 you will be expected to cover travel and accommodation costs. In exceptional circumstances journalists from the developed world will be considered for part-funded bursaries.
  • Non-funded. 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. If necessary Thomson Reuters Foundation can provide a list of hotels for participants who require accommodation in London.


The deadline for applications is March 14th, 2014.

If you are interested, you must submit the following after completing this online questionnaire:

  1. A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career;
  2. Two recent examples 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;
  3. A statement of between 250-500 words describing any experiences you have had in presenting television/radio programmes, reporting, script writing, producing/video-editing. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.

For further information please visit the official website.

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