Deadline: October 24, 2022
Applications are open for the Thomson Reuters Women’s Economic Justice Dual Track – Africa 2022 training. In October, the Thomson Reuters Foundation (TRF) presents its new journalism training “Reporting and Communicating on Women’s Economic Justice”.
The 6-week dual-track online training led by their experienced trainers will provide a deep dive into the subject and explain how to:
- Journalists can better report on women’s rights and economic challenges and solutions in an impactful and relevant way.
- CSOs can build their communication skills to increase support and awareness for their work promoting women’s rights and economic justice initiatives.
Through the dual-track approach, journalists and CSOs will participate in simultaneous trainings facilitated by the Foundation’s leading experts in journalism and civil society. Throughout the six weeks, the two tracks will also have joint sessions that encourage mutual learning and networking to build a collaborative approach to addressing the intersections between women’s rights and economic justice.
- After this training, you will have acquired the tools and skills to confidently report on the intersections of women’s economics and gender justice with an understanding of policies, key challenges and actions taken.
- You will learn new reporting angles based on the principles of solutions journalism, as well as develop your data visualization skills to produce compelling data-driven stories that engage audiences.
- You will not only be better able to report on issues of economic justice, but more broadly to give voice to marginalized women and girls in their communities who have borne the brunt of the economic, health and social protection consequences of the pandemic. .
- The training will also help you apply a gender perspective to what seem to be more common stories about the economy that have less obvious, but important 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 communication angle and receive a practical guide to communicate with different types of media while developing different skills needed to segment audiences / stakeholders, create key messages, map campaigns skills and improve skills in interviews, presentations and multimedia skills training tools.
- For journalists and CSOs
- The training will include joint sessions to foster collaboration between journalists and CSOs.
- Attendees will automatically have access to TRF Alumni Network attendees with regular networking opportunities, masterclass sessions led by subject matter experts and journalists, and digital skills labs.
Format of the workshop
Program dates: Tuesdays and Thursdays, from October 31 to December 09, 2022, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. GMT
A series of live interactive sessions will be conducted over Zoom and will take place over six half-days over 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 four hours to each live session, plus 1-2 hours of offline reading or self-paced homework on those days or between sessions.
- The training will be conducted in English. Fluency in English is required.
- Participating journalists are also strongly encouraged to come up with a story idea that they can develop throughout the training. CSO participants are encouraged to come prepared with ideas for new communication activities they would like to create.
- Journalists: Applicants must be full-time journalists or regular contributors to media organizations in Africa.
- CSOs: Applicants must be full-time CSO employees with a role in communications and media engagement.
- All applicants must be fluent in English. The course will be held in English.
- All candidates must have at least three years of work experience.
- All applicants must have access to a minimum internet speed of 8MB/second.
- All candidates must have access to a computer to participate in the training; participation from a mobile phone or smartphone will not be possible.
When applying, you will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Two samples of relevant work touching on one or an intersection of the topics of women’s rights and economic justice (maximum file size 5MB) – in English where possible. For stories that are not in English, include a 250-word English summary of the story.
- Note that you will be asked to submit one or more story ideas in your application. They won’t share your ideas with anyone.
- Two relevant work samples of communications or media engagement campaigns or initiatives you have conducted for your organization (maximum file size 5MB) – in English where possible. For stories that are not in English, include a 250-word English summary of the story.
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