Open Society Foundation Media Fellowship

The Open Society Foundation for South Africa (OSF-SA) invites applications from journalists for a three-month fellowship to investigate a topic that is in keeping with the overall objectives of the OSF-SA.

The aim of the fellowship is to enable journalists to research and produce a series of reports that will provide in-depth analysis and insight into the following areas of South African society:

  • Media in a time of political change
  • Meanings of democracy in present day South Africa
  • Crime and Justice.

    To qualify, candidates should have the following:

  • Minimum of three years newsroom experience
  • Possess strong investigative and writing skills
  • Display knowledge of their chosen topic
  • Be able to adhere to set deadlines.

    Successful candidates will be expected to:

  • Conduct thorough research on their chosen topic
  • Write and publish a series of articles on the topic
  • Provide evidence of their published work
  • Reflect on the findings of their research and present their work at a seminar.

    Applications should include the following:

  • A motivation (no more than 800 words) for your application, including the topic to be investigated, its relevance and angles to be explored
  • A letter of endorsement from your editor/an editor and a commitment that stories produced will be published/broadcast
  • A brief CV summarising your work experience with three contactable referees.

    Closing date: 08 May.

    For more information and application, visit: Open Society Foundation Media Fellowship
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