Wits Journalism and Rhodes Universities in South Africa invite applications for the Open Society Investigative Journalism Fellowship in 2021
These 18-month Fellowships offer young journalists an opportunity to enter the world of in-depth investigative reporting by learning cutting-edge investigative, digital, multimedia, and storytelling skills. It is a partnership between the Open Society Foundations for South Africa, Wits, and Rhodes universities.
Successful candidates will do either the Wits BA Hons in Journalism or the MA, with a specialization in investigative journalism. It includes a semester at Rhodes University doing an investigative project and attending two high-level international training conferences. Fellows will be fully sponsored, including a six-month internship and a stipend.
- Candidates for the BA Hons must have a minimum of two years of journalism or relevant experience and be eligible for Wits Journalism’s mid-career Honours program: you must either have an undergraduate degree with 65% or better or pass through an RPL entrance test.
- Candidates for the MA must have at least two years of journalism or relevant experience and be eligible for Wits Journalism’s MA program, equivalent to our BA Hons with 65% or better.
- The scholarship will favour black and female candidates as it is an affirmative action program.
How To Apply
Applicants must fill out the form here and submit it, with a full CV, examples of work, and two recommendations, by August 31 to OSFFellowships@gmail.com.
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