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