Bloomberg-MIAAre you, or do you know a financial journalist interested in furthering their skills? Or are you a professional interested in financial journalism. Apply for the Bloomberg Media Initiative executive training for the year 2015. This program is a turning point for data driven financial journalism on the continent. If you want to be one of the most informed, employable and credible business and financial journalists, this course will provide you with everything that you need.

Who can apply for this course?

People in financial professions with an interest in financial journalism qualified journalist with a mind to venture into financial journalism, government officials who work with public policy, Mid-career journalists who would like to venture out into financial journalism and NGO & civil society professionals with interests in communication, economic and financial data. The recruitment efforts will consider ethnic and gender diversity, as well as professional ethics.

Where will the course be offered?

Leading faculty from the University of Nairobi’s School of Journalism and Mass Communication and Strathmore Business School in Kenya; Rhodes University’s School of Journalism and Media Studies in South Africa; the University of Lagos’s Department of Mass Communication and the Pan Atlantic University’s Lagos Business School in Nigeria will be tasked with developing and delivering this unique training program that will combine instruction in public policy, business, journalism as well as capital markets and data.

The 6 month certificate program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies with additional support from Ford Foundation and the graduates of this training will be well equipped to make a greater contribution to citizens, public officials and investors, and to transparency, governance and accountability.

How can you apply?

To apply, you need a recognized tertiary degree or diploma and some experience in journalism or a related course. For more details on program content, modules and structure as well as details on application process, click here. You can also get in touch via bmia@gibs.co.za

Interested parties who possess a recognised tertiary qualification (degree or diploma) and have experience in journalism or a related field are encouraged to apply on www.gibs.co.za/bmia or email for further information.

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