Thomson Reuters training program for Filipino journalists

Deadline: 10 October 2021

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is offering an exclusive online training program for Filipino journalists based in the Philippines on social inclusion amid the COVID-19 pandemic. “The course will draw on contemporary best practices of good reporting and writing, and will also focus on skills for online journalism and emerging media,” writes the Foundation.

This program will support journalists to:

  • Understand underlying issues that impact social inclusivity in the Philippines during the pandemic
  • Report more confidently, accurately, and ethically on the topic, exploring various angles, including government programs and non-government initiatives
  • Write balanced stories, find good sources online and learn interviewing skills for sensitive topics
  • Explore discrimination, divide, and disparity during COVID-19, and what it means for the future for the youth
  • Identify global challenges of social inequality and financial inclusion and understand how they are inextricably linked
  • Explore ‘aspirations and desperations’ in rural communities under the new lens of COVID-19
  • Learn the Solutions Journalism investigative approach and use case studies to highlight some responses in the region
  • Integrate data visualization techniques to improve their storytelling on social inclusion
  • Find news stories on social media such as TikTok and learn digital marketing techniques to boost the reach of their stories
  • Discuss the role of social entrepreneurs, especially women, in inclusive growth

Read more and apply here!