These 18-month Fellowships offer an opportunity to young journalists to enter the world of in-depth investigative reporting by learning cutting-edge investigative, digital, multimedia and storytelling skills. It is a partnership between the Open Society Foundations for South Africa and East Africa, Wits and Rhodes universities.
Successful candidates will do either the Wits BA Hons in Journalism or the MA, with a specialisation in investigative journalism. It includes a semester at Rhodes University doing an in-depth project, and attendance at two high-level international training conferences. Fellows will be fully sponsored, including a six month internship and a stipend.
Seven fellowships are offered, four reserved for South African residents, one for a Southern Africa resident and two from East Africa (with preference given to Rwanda and Sudan).
Candidates must be eligible for the Wits BA Hons or MA degree and pass an entrance test.
See www.journalism.co.za/OSFFellowships for details.
Applications for 2020, including a full CV, supporting documentation and two recommendations, must be sent by September 21, 2019 to OSFFellowships@gmail.com.