Deadline: Sep 11th, 2013
The OSISA Journalism Summer School was created in response to the multiple challenges confronting journalism and the media in southern Africa today – with the overall objective of improving and strengthening journalism so that it enhances democracy in the region. Targeted at mid-career journalists and media managers in the region, the annual three-week JSS will offer cutting edge courses on a range of topics from ethics to investigative reporting to gender in the newsroom.
- This has been a fantastic inaugural summer school. It was intensive, yet engaging!
- The workshop was very useful in terms of opening us participants to new knowledge and possibilities in the media industry.
- I want to come back next year!
- Overall had a great time of reflection and learning. I would not mind to participate in future courses.
- preparing journalists with a minimum of five years’ experience (and not more than ten) for career movement within the newsroom and;
- providing a platform for journalists to reflect on their years of practice/experience in the newsroom.
- Competency in the English language;
- A senior reporter with a minimum of five years’ journalism experience but not more than ten years;
- Submission of a short resume (no more than two pages)
- Submission of a portfolio of two stories published over the past twelve months.
- A letter of commitment from the Editor or Publisher; and
- Commitment to attending the full two-week course.
- A Selection Committee will be set up by OSISA and the Polytechnic of Namibia to adjudicate on the applications;
- The decision of the Selection Committee will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
- A Certificate of Competence in Advanced Journalism Practice will be conferred on the participants.