Application Due Date: September 21, 2019


An unique and amazing brand-new program to establish a brand-new generation of investigative press reporters, a collaboration in between Wits Journalism, Rhodes School of Journalism and Media Researches and the Open Society Structure.

5 Open Society Fellowships in Investigative Reporting are readily available each year for 2019, 2020 and2021 Each fellowship will last for 18 months, including 12 months’ research study, 6 months’ internship and presence at 2 global investigative journalism conferences (one in South African and one in the USA/Europe).

Fellows can study either the Wits University Bachelor’s Degree Hons in Journalism.
and Media Research Studies or the MA in Journalism and Media Researches, depending.
on their previous credentials and experienced. They will likewise get an.
certified certificate from a Rhodes PAMS course, a portfolio of work.
and recommendation letters for their internships.


Prospects for the Bachelor’s Degree Hons need to have a minimum of 2 years of.
journalism or pertinent experience and be qualified for Wits Journalism’s.
mid-career Honours program: you need to either have an undergrad.
degree with 65% or much better, or travel through an RPL entryway test.

Prospects for the MA need to have at least 2 year of journalism or.
pertinent experience and be qualified for Wits Journalism’s MA program:.
an equivalent of our Bachelor’s Degree Hons with 65% or much better.

This is an affirmative action program and black and female.
prospects will be favoured. 4 of the positions will be booked for.
South African citizens, and the 5th is open to prospects from the.
African continent.

Course Structure

For the Bachelor’s Degree Hons in Journalism and Media Research studies with an expertise.
in Investigative Journalism, the program will be comprised of 4.
courses and a research study report:
— Journalism Research Studies
— Investigative Journalism A
— Data Journalism
— and and an option of among Video Journalism, Online Journalism, or Photojournalism

For the MA, the program include 3 courses and a research study report
— Media and Society
— Investigative Journalism
— Data Journalism

Research study report: Based at Rhodes University for a term, the.
fellows will do a significant investigative job, under person.
mentorship, together with a self-critical essay and 2 posts for.

The extra components will be:
— One global conference picked from:
— Investigative Press reporters and Editors yearly Information Journalism Conference in March in the U.S.A.
— IRE’s yearly Investigative Journalism Conference in June in the U.S.A.– (for 2019 and 2021 just)
— The Worldwide Investigative Journalism Conference, 2019 in Hamburg, 2021 place TBC
— The African Investigative Journalism Conference held every Oct/Nov at Wits
— The Basics of Social Responsibility Keeping an eye on course run by PAMS at Rhodes University.

The Rhodes term

For the equivalent of the Research study Report, the fellows will be based at Rhodes University for 3 months, where they will do a significant examination into a social or service shipment problem, under mentorship. Rhodes University J-School has actually created a three-way collaboration to facilitate this in between themselves, their regional paper Grocott’s Mail, and the general public Service Responsibility Display (PSAM).

The trainees will do a three-week course in Basics of Social Responsibility Keeping an eye on to supply a structure for their job (see They will be based at Grocott’s Mail with a mix of mentoring from the Grocott’s editor and the J-School speakers. Their output for evaluation will be a significant examination into the selected subject, a self-critical essay on the job and 2 posts for Grocott’s Mail on the exact same subject.


After conclusion of their program, the fellows will be positioned in.
internships with investigative groups for 6 months. We have.
collaborations with amaBhungane, Daily Radical, and News24 for this.
function. Trainees will be anticipated to deal with investigative groups, and.
produce a portfolio of work at completion of the duration.

What the Fellowship covers

The Fellowship pays all research study and travel expenses, in addition to a stipend for the 18 months.


Applications for 2020, consisting of a complete CV, supporting paperwork and 2 suggestions, need to be sent out by September 21, 2019 to [email protected]

For Additional Information:

Go To the Authorities Web Page of the 2019 Open Society Fellowships in Investigative Reporting

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