Intensive Two-Year Training Offered in Science Journalism
GATINAEU, Canada, April 7, 2010 /PRNewswire/ — The World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ) is offering intensive two-year training in science journalism for journalists in Africa and the Arab world. Training is available in Arabic, English and French from September 2010 to September 2012.
Application deadline: 24 April 2010
Applicants must have three years of working experience in journalism and receive recommendation from a current editor or organization where they publish work (freelancers).
Every participating journalist (mentee) will benefit from the mentoring of an experienced science journalist during two years. The mentoring will provide an opportunity to review the journalistic skills useful to report on health, the environment, agriculture, science and technology. It will include editorial commenting up to advice on how to manage editors. Mentoring will mainly occur over the Internet and telephone but mentors and mentees will also meet four times in the two years to exchange face-to-face and to receive intensive training in investigative science reporting.
Mentees will have the opportunity to produce in-depth stories in partnership with colleagues from other countries.
Mentees will be supported by an expert team of science journalists:
The group coordinator is Nadia El-Awady, Egypt, International Center for Journalists.
Mentors are : Raghida Haddad, Lebanon, Environment and Development magazine; Samir Mahmoud, Egypt, Al-Ahram Al-Masai newspaper; Nehal Lasheen, Egypt, IslamOnline.net; Ghada Zein Alabidin, Egypt, Al-Akhbar newspaper; Guido Romeo, Italy, Il Sole 24Ore newspaper. Guido will be mentoring Arab journalists whose working language is English or French.
The group coordinator is Akin Jimoh, Nigeria, Development Communications Network.
Mentors are: Ananyo Bhattacharya, UK, Nature magazine; Martin Enserink, France, Science magazine; Esther Nakkazi, Uganda, Freelance, Declan Okpalaeke, Nigeria, News Digest International, Lynne Smit, South Africa, Of Course Media.
The group coordinator is Gervais Mbarga, Cameroon, University of Moncton in New Brunswick.
Mentors are: Sophie Coisne, France, La Recherche magazine; Armand Faye, Senegal, Central African Council for Agricultural Research and Development; Patrice Golberg, Belgium, Matiere Grise, Belgian TV; Theodore Kouadio, Ivory Coast, Fraternite-Matin newspaper; Dominique Leglu, France, Sciences et Avenir magazine.
For more information on the training: http://www.wfsj.org/news/news.php?id=196
To apply for the training: http://www.wfsj.org/sjcoop/page.php?id=207
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