Thomson Reuters Foundation: Tomorrow’s News Programme for Applicants from Developing Countries

Deadline: 2 May 2016

Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applicants from developing countries for its new programme entitled “Tomorrow’s News” open for media outlets that are committed to high quality journalism and that want to produce strong digital content that increases their reach and impact but which are uncertain what kind of content will work best, and how to produce it on a tight budget.

The programme will draw on the latest knowledge on media trends from the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism together with media skills from Thomson Reuters and media innovations from across the world, to offer guidance on:

  • Finding out what audiences want and building a strategy around this
  • Producing appropriate digital content using a range of technologies, including smart phones
  • Packaging and distributing content as effectively as possible

Benefits

The programme will offer:

  • Intensive workshops on strategising and producing cross platform content (taking place in different locations in June/July 2016)
  • In-house trainings or consultancies tailor made for newsrooms, plus ongoing guidance and support where needed
  • Opportunities to take part in other training events and seminars, addressing key areas identified by participating newsrooms themselves
  • Updates on the latest knowledge on media trends and convergence
  • Experts from both developing and developed countries to deliver workshops and consultancies.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Individuals may apply for Tomorrow’s News on behalf of their news organisation.
  • Applicant might be an editor, senior journalist, head of training, or a different role – but whatever the case, he/she must have influence in his/her news organisation and the ability to share knowledge and change practice among colleagues.
  • If applicants are not in charge of the newsroom themselves, they need to supply a letter signed by the person who makes decisions about overall newsroom policy – such as the editor, managing editor, or equivalent – consenting to your participation.
  • Criteria for news organisations:
    • Must be producing independent journalism
    • Must be based in a developing country or country in political transition
    • Can be working in any medium – print, radio, TV, online, or a combination of these. (News outlets which primarily exist online are welcome to apply; they will be able to explore how they use that space, and even consider whether non-digital media could be of use)
    • Can be large, small or anywhere in between
    • A news outlet’s coverage may focus on one specific area (such as business or politics) or may have a general news focus

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit Thomson Reuters Foundation.