Investigative Journalism Workshop Training Series – March-June 2007

The Investigative Journalism Workshop plans to conduct another series of project based investigative training workshops between now and the 3rd IJW Power Reporting Workshop due to take place in August in Johannesburg. These intensive training workshops

    1. focus on a key area of concern at local government and service delivery level
    2. build on each other
    3. take place on March 19-20, April 23-25 and May 21-23

All media are welcome to attend. Assignments will have to be submitted by June 30th.

A written commitment to attend all three workshops will be a prerequisite for an invitation to participate.

Participation will be limited to a maximum of 15 investigative reporters. Participants will:

· have to commit to taking part in every single one of the workshops

· be expected to deliver progress reports and story drafts and ultimately submitat least one story/feature/documentary based on their investigations

· be requested to present their experiences as case studies at the August Power Reporting Workshop


The fee for the entire workshop series amounts to R 900 and is to be paid in advance. Full bursaries including transport and accommodation can be applied for, but the application has to be motivated. A detailed programme can be found here .

To apply: submit

· a portfolio of your work

· your CV

· a written commitment to attend all three workshops

· a letter of support from your editor

to Birgit Schwarz, Director Investigative Journalism Workshop, Journalism and Media Studies Programme, Private Bag 3, Wits, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa

(e-mail or fax +27-11-7174694)


Deadline for application: Wednesday, 28th February 2007