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Reporting Women - Thomson Reuters Foundation training course

This 5-day intensive course is a lively and practical seminar designed to help journalists refine their skills, with particular emphasis on the coverage of women’s issues, their opinions and rights. The themes covered include: choosing the best angle for your story; getting women to speak up; presentation skills and writing for greater impact; bringing narrative quality in the News Organization (story-telling); ethics and fact-checking; conveying a local (or national) story for a global audience; critical assessment of women’s issues coverage in the global media and safety for female journalists. We will also explore what female perspectives can specifically bring to media coverage of any event or given situation.


Start date: Dec 02, 2013

End date: Dec 06, 2013 

Location: London, UK – England and Wales

Application deadline: Oct 02, 2013


All applicants for this Thomson Reuters Foundation training course must have two years of professional experience as journalists or as regular contributors to broadcast or print media. They must show a strong interest in women’s issues and a commitment to journalism in their host countries. Professional proficiency in written and spoken English is required. All selected participants will have researched a story they would like to develop during the course.

Please note: 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 air travel expenses (economy class), accommodation and a modest 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 the participant will be expected to cover travel and accommodation costs. In exceptional circumstances journalists from the developed world will be considered for part-funded bursaries.

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.Thomson Reuters Foundation would provide a list of hotels for participants who require accommodation in London. If you have any questions please email:


A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career.

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.

A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.


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