Asia Journalism Fellowship

Posted on Oct 6, 2009 in Uncategorized

The Fellowship brings up to 15 journalists from Asia to Singapore’s Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at Nanyang Technological University for three months, from 8th February to 30th April. The deadline for application is 6th November 2009.

As a Fellow, you will have the opportunity to pursue your intellectual interests together with other accomplished journalists from the region, away from the deadline pressures of your job. The semi-structured programme is designed to sharpen your professional skills and deepen your understanding of trends in media and communication at a time of rapid and sweeping change.

It will also provide access to key newsmakers in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society, giving you insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan hub cities.

  • Applicants should have at least five years of working experience as journalists and possess potential for leadership and management within the profession or organisation.
  • Applicants should be residing in Asia. Preference is given to those working for Asian media organisations.
  • Applicants can be working in any medium — print, radio, television or online. Freelancers are welcome to apply if they are primarily engaged in news or current affairs journalism.
  • Journalists working in non-English media are welcome to apply, but must show proficiency in English through a telephone interview, as English is the working language of the programme.
  • Applications from journalists in full-time positions must be accompanied by a letter of support from employers, stating that the applicant would be released for the full period of the fellowship, from 8th February 2010 to 30th April.

More information: http://www.ajf.sg/

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