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September 30, 2008: Apply for scholarships to study journalism in South Africa

Young African journalists or aspiring journalists (under the age of 35) can apply for the Fitzgerald Prize to complete a Bachelor of Arts degree at the University of the Witwatersrand’s Journalism Programme in Johannesburg, South Africa. The scholarship covers fees, accommodation, and a modest living allowance. The successful candidate will join Reuters News thereafter for six months’ work experience.

Applicants should have an undergraduate degree or at least three years of professional experience in journalism and must be nominated by a senior journalist, publisher, or academic. They must be fluent in English. To apply, submit a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, writing samples, and at least two letters of recommendation by September 30, 2008, to: fitzgeraldprize@thomsonreuters.com.

For more information, visit http://www.journalism.co.za/opportunities/the-fitzgerald-prize-2.html.

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