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The FitzGerald Prize: Deadline October 15 2010

The FitzGerald prize offers young journalists a scholarship to do a postgraduate BA honours degree in the University of The Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg. Thomson Reuters is offering this scholarship for African journalists or aspiring journalists under the age of 30. The successful candidate will join Reuters News for 6 months’ work experience.  

Candidates must have an undergraduate degree or at least three years professional experience in journalism.  A senior journalist, publisher or academic must nominate each candidate. Candidates must be fluent in English. The scholarship will cover fees, accommodation and a modest living allowance.

 Candidates should submit a motivation letter, a CV, writing samples and at least two letters of nomination/reference by October 15, 2010 to fitzgeraldprize@thomsonreuters.com [1].

 For more information see:  http://www.journalism.co.za/index.php?option=com_content&Itemid=39&catid=49&id=3502&view=article [2].

Or contact: Matthew Tostevin, Editor, Africa, Thomson Reuters at matthew.tostevin@thomsonreuters.com [3]