Africa No Filter invites applications for the Africa No Filter Thomson Foundation Journalism Program in 2022.
The course aims to disrupt stereotypical news and storytelling about Africa by helping journalists develop a fresh reporting style beyond framing Africa through conflict, disease, poverty, corruption and poor leadership.
The course is designed to boost participants with in-demand skills like mobile journalism, visual and multi-platform storytelling. It offers techniques for finding missing voices in African stories, tips and tools for sourcing, verifying information, and structuring stories beyond stereotypes – valuable resources for journalists who want to monetize global conversations about shifting narratives, ethical storytelling, and diversity of voices and ideas in African news.
Worth of Award
In addition to a certificate of completion, participants will get the opportunity to pitch their stories and get paid to be published on bird, Africa’s first agency for alternative stories about the continent.
They will also learn
- how to challenge the stereotypical image of Africa and Africans
- the importance of understanding their audience
- how to source and verify stories and information
- the key ingredients of storytelling and story structure
- new ways of telling stories for digital audiences
You will equally understand the need to include new voices
If your aim is to shift the narrative about and in Africa away from harmful stereotypes and
have dreamed of seeing your stories paid for and read by a wide audience, this program is for you.
How to Apply
You can send in your applications via the official website.
Deadline: Applications for the Africa No Filter Thomson Foundation Journalism Program are ongoing.