Advanced Reporting Business News in the Digital Age

12 October - 16 October
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This is an intensive course that aims to equip journalists with the skills necessary to cover financial and business news in key areas such as economics, commodities, energy, companies, foreign exchange and financial markets. Led by seasoned Reuters’ journalists with deep experience covering business beats, the course will show you how to make the link between money and people; where to find new sources to report on business news and how to use digital tools to tell financial stories. Participants will practice turning complicated financial concepts into clear, informative news stories that meet international standards of journalism within a mentored framework. The emphasis is on producing real journalism of the highest standard.

Before attending this course participants:
Should be able to demonstrate a solid understanding of financial journalism.  
Will be able to structure a news story, including writing leads, interviewing sources, and producing accurate copy.
Must have a good level of spoken and written English.

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Start date: Oct 12, 2015

End date: Oct 16, 2015

Location: London, UK – England and Wales

Application deadline: Aug 17, 2015

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This course is open to journalists with at least five years’ professional experience of journalism who would like to take a more in-depth look at covering business and financial news and explore new tools to do this.

All applicants for Thomson Reuters Foundation training courses must currently be working as full-time journalists or regular contributors to print, broadcast or online media organisations. They must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, with a good level in spoken and written English. If you have been on one of our programmes within the last two years you will not be considered for this programme.

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Thomson Reuters Foundation offers:

Bursaries for journalists from the developing world/countries in political transition working for organisations with no resources for training. Bursaries would include economy travel expenses and accommodation. This arrangement is subject to variation.

 If you have any questions please email: TRFMedia@thomsonreuters.com

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A short biography of no more than 250 words.

A statement of between 250 and 500 words describing any factors affecting your work as a journalist. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.

A story of the state of your national economy.

One recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary.

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