DEADLINE: AUGUST 31 ― Journalists and media scholars can now apply for the 2021 Open Society fellowships in investigative reporting.
The fellowship is a special and exciting programme aimed at developing a new generation of investigative reporters, is a partnership between Wits Journalism, Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Studies and the Open Society Foundation.
The 2021 fellowship will last for 18 months, consisting of 12 months’ study, 6 months’ internship and attendance at two international investigative journalism conferences (one in South African and one in the USA/Europe).
Fellows can study either the Wits University BA Hons in Journalism and Media Studies or the MA in Journalism and Media Studies, depending on their previous qualifications and experience.
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 programme: 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 programme: an equivalent of our BA Hons with 65% or better.
This is an affirmative action programme and black and female candidates will be favoured. For 2021, there are seven positions, of which one is reserved for candidates from other sub-Saharan African countries (travel permitting).
Based at Rhodes University for a semester, the fellows will do a major investigative project, under individual mentorship, along with a self-critical essay and two articles for publication.
The Fellowship will cover all study and travel costs as well as a stipend for the 18 months.
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