Deadline: October 24, 2022
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Women’s Economic Justice Dual Track Training – Africa 2022. This October, Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) is introducing its new journalism training “Reporting and Communicating on Women’s Economic Justice”.
The 6-week online dual-track training led by their experienced trainers will provide a deep dive into the topic and unpack how:
- Journalists can better report on women’s rights and economic challenges and solutions in impactful and relevant ways.
- CSOs can strengthen their communication skills to raise support and awareness for their work to forward women’s rights and economic justice initiatives.
Through the dual track approach, journalists and CSOs will take part in simultaneous trainings led by the Foundation’s leading journalism and civil society experts. Throughout the six weeks, the two tracks will also have joint sessions that encourage mutual learning and networking to build a collaborative approach to tackle the intersections between women’s rights and economic justice.
- After this training, you will have gained the tools and know-how to confidently report on the intersections between women’s economic and gender justice with an understanding of the policies, key challenges and actions being taken.
- You will gain new reporting angles based on Solutions Journalism principles, as well as develop your skills in data visualisation to produce data-driven, compelling stories that engage audiences.
- You will not only be better enabled to report on economic justice issues, but more broadly give a voice to marginalised women and girls in their communities who have borne the brunt of the pandemic’s economic, health and social protection consequences.
- The training will also help you apply a gendered lens to what appear to be more mainstream stories on economy that have less obvious, yet significant structural consequences for women.
- After this training, you will understand the intersections between women’s rights and economic justice, and the challenges of communicating these issues in the media.
- You will also understand the principles of Solutions Journalism as a new angle for communication and receive a how-to in communicating with different types of media outlets along with developing different skills required to segment audiences/stakeholders, build key messages, map communication campaigns, and improve skills in interviewing, delivering presentations, and multimedia skills training tools.
- For both Journalists & CSOs
- The training will include joint sessions to foster journalist-CSO collaboration.
- Participants will automatically have access to participants in the TRF alumni network with regular opportunities for networking, masterclass sessions led by topic and journalist experts and digital skills labs.
Programme Dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 31 October to 09 December 2022, 9:00-13:00 GMT
A series of live, interactive sessions will be conducted over Zoom and take place over six half-days during six weeks. Each of the live sessions will last four hours in the morning with a mix of activities and breaks.
- Participants should be able to commit to four hours for each live session plus 1-2 hours of offline reading or assignments done in their own time on those days or between sessions.
- The training will be run in English. Fluency in English is required.
- Journalist participants are also strongly encouraged to come with a story idea they can develop throughout the training. CSO participants are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for new communication activities they would like to build.
- Journalists: Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organisations in Africa.
- CSOs: Applicants must be full-time CSO staff with a role in communications and media engagement.
- All Applicants must be fluent in English. The course will be run in English.
- All Applicants must have a minimum of three years’ professional experience.
- All Applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8Mb/second.
- All Applicants need access to a computer to participate in the training; participation from a mobile or smart phone will not be possible.
When applying you will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Two relevant work samples touching on one or an intersection of the topics of women’s rights and economic justice (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, include a 250-word English summary about the story.
- Note that you will be asked to submit one or more story ideas within your application. They will not share your ideas with anyone.
- Two relevant work samples of communications or media engagement campaigns or initiatives you have led for your organisation (maximum file size 5 MB) – in English if possible. For stories not in English, include a 250-word English summary about the story.
For more information, visit Thomson Reuters.