Africa Rising Reporting
Dates: 19 March 21 March | Location: Nairobi
Application deadline: 23 February | Programme: Business and Financial Reporting

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Africa Rising Reporting – development opportunities and challenges

Increasingly African business and social leaders are emphasising that the future of the continent lies in its own hands. But, are we adequately reporting this and giving sufficient media attention to the strengthening entrepreneurial and innovative spirit? While analysing the challenges facing development, this intensive 3-day course explores the opportunities being seized by businesses and individuals in Africa, as well as the costs and benefits of foreign investment. The workshop aims to equip journalists with the skills necessary to cover the economic and business trends. Led by seasoned Reuters’ journalists with deep experience, the course will show you how to make the link between money and people; and where to find new stories and sources.
Before attending this course participants:
Should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial journalism. 
Will be able to structure a news story, including writing leads, interviewing sources, and producing accurate copy.
Must have a good level of spoken and written English.

Who Can Apply

Applicants must be African (East Africa and Southern Africa) full-time journalists or regular contributors to broadcast media organisations in Africa. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must be a senior journalist with a minimum of three years’ professional experience and have a good level in spoken and written English.If you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply.

Course Logistics

Thomson Reuters Foundation can fund  travel expenses and accommodation for participants travelling from outside Nairobi. This arrangement is subject to variation. If you have any questions please email:

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When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents - please have these ready:

  • 2 relevant work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, please include a 250-word English summary about the story. 
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme

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Business and Financial Reporting
  • Our financial and business news reporting courses help journalists develop their skills in news gathering and presentation with a strong emphasis on accuracy, balance, sourcing the news, the need for background and explanation, a suitable story structure and following up additional questions raised by stories. The courses also focus on improving participants’ understanding of national and international markets and business environments.

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