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Open Society BA Honors Fellowships in Investigative Reporting 2019 Entry

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Application for the Open Society BA Honors Fellowships in Investigative Reporting 2019 Entry is now open for Africans and South African Students at two international investigative journalism conferences (one in South African and one in the USA).

Open Society BA Honors Fellowships in Investigative Reporting 2019 Entry

Applications are invited for the special and exciting new programme i.e. Open Society Fellowships in Investigative Reporting. Each 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).

Journalism.co.za, or Jocoza, is run by the Journalism Programme of the University of the Witwatersrand. It is run by staff and students, though many of the contributions come from other journalists and correspondents. The site is intended both as a resource for working journalists in Southern Africa and a teaching tool for the university programme. It offers a range of news, views and information, and is updated daily. It also allows media companies to find new talent, to promote services, award programmes, training or events in a multitude of ways.

The Scholarships are one of the most prestigious scholarships in the world. The aim of the program is to create a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

OPEN SOCIETY BA HONORS FELLOWSHIPS ELIGIBILITY

Scholars are selected on the following criteria:

  • This scholarship is available for South African as well as African students.
  • Candidates 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. This is an affirmative action programme and black and female candidates will be favoured. Four of the positions will be reserved for South African residents, and the fifth is open to candidates from the African continent.

English Language Requirements: Applicants whose first language is not English are usually required to provide evidence of proficiency in English at the higher level required by the University.

OPEN SOCIETY BA HONORS FELLOWSHIPS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Applicants for 2019 should submit a CV with supporting documentation, a letter of motivation and two references to OSFFellowships@gmail.com by December 17, 2018, and candidates must be available for an interview in January.

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