OSISA 2013 Journalism Summer School (JSS) at Namibia

Deadline: September 11, 2013

OSISA and the Department of Media Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia are pleased to invite applications for the second Journalism Summer School (JSS). The Summer School taking place at the Polytechnic of Namibia from 4th – 15th November 2013 will bring together 25 mid-career journalists from across southern Africa for a period of two weeks and will include six modules covering investigative reporting, online journalism, media management, journalism ethics, gender in the news, and gender in the newsroom.

The Journalism Summer School seeks to achieve the twin objectives of:

  • preparing journalists with a minimum of five years’ experience (and not more than ten) for career movement within the newsroom and;
  • providing a platform for journalists to reflect on their years of practice/experience in the newsroom.


OSISA and the Polytechnic of Namibia are calling for applications from mid-career journalists from the following SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Selection Criteria

  • Competency in the English language;
  • A senior reporter with a minimum of five years’ journalism experience but not more than ten years;
  • Submission of a short resume (no more than two pages)
  • Submission of a portfolio of two stories published over the past twelve months.
  • A letter of commitment from the Editor or Publisher; and
  • Commitment to attending the full two-week course.

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