Reuters FitzGerald Prize for Young African Journalists

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Every year, Reuters, the world’s largest international multimedia news agency awards the FitzGerald prize to a promising young African journalist.

The prize offers a scholarship for a promising, young (under 30) African journalist or aspirant journalist to do a post graduate BA hons degree at the University of The Witwatersrand ’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg, starting in early 2012, and to join Reuters thereafter for a period of work experience.

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree or at least 3 years professional experience in journalism and must be nominated by a senior journalist, publisher or academic. They must be fluent in English. The scholarship will cover fees, accommodation and a modest living allowance.

Previous winners have come from Malawi, Nigeria and Kenya, chosen from among extremely strong candidates.

Candidates should submit a motivation letter, a CV, writing samples and at least 2 letters of nomination/reference by July 31, 2011 to [email protected] Candidates will have to make themselves available for a written test and interview.

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