Making Video News Course by Thomson Reuters in Tbilisi, Georgia

Deadline: 1 August 2014
Open to: broadcast journalists from Central Asia with at least three years of experience
Venue: 15-19 September 2014 in Tbilisi, Georgia


The Thomson Reuters Foundation offers a week-long training program to teach journalists creative approaches to producing television news stories. This 5-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.


Applicants must be broadcast journalists  from Central Asia 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.


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


The deadline for applications is 1 August 2014.

In order to apply, candidates need to prepare:

  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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