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Thomas Reuters Foundation launches 'Making Video News' course

13/10/2014 11:23

The Thomas Reuters Foundation has launched its Making Video News course for journalists working in Central Asia.


The five day training course teaches creative approaches to producing TV news stories. Subjects include research, writing for TV, camera work and editing. Lectures are supported by practical exercises and video examples. The class is run by senior Reuters television journalists.


Start date: Dec 08, 2014
End date: Dec 12, 2014
Location: Tbilisi, Georgia
Application deadline: Oct 31, 2014
Applicants must be  broadcast journalists  from Central Asia and currently working as a journalist or regular contributor to broadcast media organisations. Applicants must be able to demonstrate a commitment to a career in journalism in their country, must have at least two years' professional experience. If you have been on a Thomson Reuters Foundation training programme within the last two years you will not be eligible to apply
Bursaries would include economy travel expenses (for participants travelling to Georgia) and accommodation. This arrangement is subject to variation.
A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career.
Two 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.
A statement of between 250-500 words describing any experiences you have had in presenting television/radio programmes, reporting, script writing, producing/video-editing. Explain how you hope to benefit from the course for which you are applying.

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