Windhoek, Namibia

The Open Society Initiative for Southern Africa (OSISA) and the Department of Media Technology at the Polytechnic of Namibia, invite applications to the second edition of the Journalism Summer School (JSS). The Summer School will be held at the Polytechnic of Namibia and will bring together 25 mid-career journalists from across southern Africa for a period of two weeks. The course comprises six modules covering investigative reporting, online journalism, media management, journalism ethics, gender in the news, and gender in the newsroom.

The Journalism Summer School seeks to achieve the twin objectives of:

  • preparing journalists with a minimum of five years’ experience (and not more than ten) for career movement within the newsroom; and
  • providing a platform for journalists to reflect on their years of practice/experience in the newsroom.

Click here for more information about the course.

Registration information:

Deadline date: September 11, 2013
OSISA and the Polytechnic of Namibia are calling for applications from mid-career journalists from the following SADC countries: Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Mozambique, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.

Selection Criteria:

  • Competency in the English language;
  • A senior reporter with a minimum of five years' journalism experience but not more than ten years;
  • Submission of a short resume (no more than two pages)
  • Submission of a portfolio of two stories published over the past twelve months.
  • A letter of commitment from the Editor or Publisher; and
  • Commitment to attending the full two-week course.

Click here to apply online.