Friday, April 10, 2015

APPLY NOW: Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program is a comprehensive integrated curriculum around economics, business, journalism and public policy, designed by a consortium of faculty from six leading African universities. The program is intended for early or mid-career journalists, editors, analysts, public and economic policy professionals and university faculty, with an interest in financial journalism, to help them enhance their ability to interpret and explain economic and financial data, to cover critical public policy issues on the continent, and to enhance the financial journalism sector in Africa.

Delivered in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria using business school and journalism faculty, the program will be delivered through short study blocks totaling 18 days over a period of six months.

Program overview

It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. The role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated.

The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant.

This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress.

Bloomberg has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent journalism schools and top business schools across three key African markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class executive training program that is firmly rooted in African market realities.

Who should apply?

This program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists, journalists with an interest in moving into financial journalism, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and banking/financial portfolios, and civil society and NGO professionals with a stake in communication of economic and financial data to the public. Gender and ethnic diversity and professional ethics are at the foundation of the Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training curriculum and will be a focal point of our recruitment efforts.

Application deadline is May 29th, 2015


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