Thomson Reuters Reporting Climate Change Programme for Journalists 2018 (Fully-funded)

Thomson Reuters Reporting Climate Change Programme for Journalists 2018 (Fully-funded)

Deadline: May 1, 2018

Applications are invited for the Thomson Reuters Reporting Climate Change Programme for Journalists 2018. Each year, tens of billions of US dollars are sent from developed to developing countries to help them deal with the effects of climate change, protect tropical forests, or reduce carbon emissions.

If you are a journalist in Asia who would like to dig into these huge sums and produce agenda-setting stories on how they are being spent and how different countries in the region are coping with the impact of global warming, then the Thomson Reuters Foundation would like to hear from you.

The Programme will draw on the Thomson Reuters Foundation’s long track record of covering climate change and climate funding for a global audience. It will feature an intensive 5-day workshop in Indonesia. The workshop will introduce participants to climate finance, as well as related areas like carbon markets and the cost of disaster management, always using real case studies.

It will also demonstrate how data journalism could be applied to this topic. Participants will then receive support from project editors to help them produce original stories. Modest funding will be available to help with reporting costs.


  • All transport and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme will be covered. However any journalists who attend from Australia, New Zealand or Japan will have to cover their own costs of participation.


  • Journalists working for domestic media in the following countries may apply: Indonesia, China, India, Bangladesh, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Bhutan, Myanmar, Malaysia, Singapore, Lao PDR, Vietnam, Cambodia, Philippines, or Thailand;
  • Journalists in Australia, New Zealand and Japan may also apply, however if successful they will have to cover the costs of their participation;
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online;
  • They are looking for journalists who are comfortable with numbers and an interest in climate change. Data journalists are encouraged to apply;
  • Journalists must be fluent in English;
  • Journalists must have a minimum of one year’s experience. They should either be working full-time for a media organisation, or a freelancer whose main work is journalism.


When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents – please have these ready: 2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB) and a letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories.

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For more information, visit Thomson Reuters Reporting Climate Change Programme for Journalists.