July 10, 2008: Deadline to apply for investigative journalism workshop at University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa

    | July 7, 2008

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    The University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa is offering an eight-day investigative journalism training workshop from July to September 2008. Workshop sessions will aim to provide participants with basic investigative reporting skills and encourage the production of post-course investigative work. Workshop sessions will be conducted by experienced trainers and will be highly interactive and practical.

    At the end of the eight-day training, participants are expected to produce an investigative story. The best stories will be presented as case studies at the 2008 Power Reporting Workshop which will take place from October 27-29, 2008, in Johannesburg.

    Journalists from all media are welcome to attend, but participation will be limited to a maximum of 15 investigative reporters. Workshop fees are 960 South African Rand (124 American Dollars of 79 Euros) for the entire eight-day series. Fees should be paid in advance in order to secure a space. Full bursaries, including transport and accommodation, can be applied for.

    Please send applications to sibongile.msimanga@wits.ac.za with a portfolio of your work, your CV, a written commitment to attend all three workshops, and a letter of support from your editor. The deadline to apply is Thursday, July 10, 2008. For more information, please visit: http://www.journalism.co.za/opportunities/investigations-training.html.