Application Deadline: October 23rd 2015
Are you a mid-career journalist working for broadcast and/or online? Then this could be the challenging course you’re looking for to make the next step in your professional journalism career!
The rise of online and social media means that information is available instantly for those who want it. If you want to stand out as a journalist, just pushing information at people won’t help you. You need to understand how to engage audiences by telling powerful stories, using a variety of formats, across a range of media. And you need to be equally at home as a broadcast and as a multimedia journalist. Apply now and give your career that extra edge!
The course will enable you to develop confidence and competence in:
- Broadcast and multimedia formats and how to be creative in using and combining these in journalism
- How to tell powerful stories and put them at the heart of your work as a journalist
- Researching, writing, producing/publishing stories for broadcast/online
- The impact of social media and how they can enhance the practice of broadcast and multimedia journalism
- Working in a broadcast multimedia newsroom, generating story ideas and content for broadcast and online
- 28 Sep – 9 Oct: Using Media for Development
- 28 Sep – 16 Oct: Media Campaigns
- 26 Oct – 6 Nov: Video Journalism
- 25 Nov 2015 – 19 Feb 2016: Mastering Story in Documentary-making
- 18 Jan – 29 Jan: Using Media for Development
- 18 Jan – 5 Feb: Producing Media to Counter Radicalisation
- 1 – 12 Feb: Broadcast Management
- 15 – 26 Feb: Video Journalism
- 15 Feb – 4 Mar: Broadcast and Multimedia Journalism
- 11 – 22 Apr: Investigative Journalism
- 11 – 29 Apr: Using Media for Behaviour Change
- 9 – 20 May: Using Media for Development
- 9 – 27 May: Media Campaigns
Criteria for an NFP scholarship
Next to the RNTC course admission requirements, you need to meet the following requirements to be eligible for an NFP scholarship:
• you are a national of and work in one of the following 51 countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Armenia, Autonomous Palestinian Territories, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Burkina Faso, Burma, Burundi, Cambodia, Colombia, Cuba, Democratic Republic of Congo, Djibouti, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kenya, Macedonia, Mali, Mongolia, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Somalia, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Tanzania, Thailand, Uganda, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia, Zimbabwe;
• you are not employed by a multinational corporation, a UN organisation, the World Bank, the IMF, a bilateral or multinational donor organisation, or a large national and/or commercial organisation;
• you have an Employer’s Statement that complies with the format Nuffic has provided. All information must be provided and all commitments that are included in the format must be endorsed in the statement;
• you have an official and valid passport;
• you do not receive more than one fellowship for courses that take place at the same time;
• you have a Government Statement (only if applicable, please check this overview) that meets the requirements of the country in which the employer is established.
N.B. The NFP program has no age limit.
Applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:
- You are currently working as a broadcast journalist and have a minimum of three years experience in or for broadcast media
- Your speaking and writing skills in English (the course language) are sufficient (see below)
- You submit a motivation in English (150-250 words) explaining the reasons for applying for the course, its relevance to your work and that of your organisation, and its potential contribution to enhancing the performance and the capacity of both
- To complete our admissions requirements at the beginning of the course we need to see the original (or if you prefer a properly certified copy) of your most recent educational qualification in secondary or higher education. Please make sure you bring this with you since we will ask to see it on the opening day of the course.
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