TV News Course for Caribbean/Central American Journalists

Deadline: 20 December 2013
Open to: Caribbean or Central American broadcast journalists currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organisations
Venue: 13-17 January 2014 in Miami, Florida (USA)

Description

The Thomas Reuters Foundation is offering a course on producing TV news stories for Caribbean and Central American journalists.

This five-day training course 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.

It will be in Miami, Florida (USA) from 13-17 January 2014.

Eligibility

Applicants must be Caribbean or Central American 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

Costs

Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:

Bursaries would include economy travel expenses (for participants travelling to the US) and accommodation. This arrangement is subject to variation.

Application

The deadline for applications is 20 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 250-500 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.

Please send your questions to [email protected]

For further details, see the official website HERE.

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