Financial journalists in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa can now apply to the Bloomberg Media Initiative Executive Training Program 2015. The program is a partnership of the Bloomberg Media Initiative with Nairobi University, Strathmore Business School, Rhodes University (SA), University of Lagos and the Pan Atlantic University (Nigeria).
The program develops a unique multi-discipline curriculum that combines public policy, business, journalism, capital markets and data with special emphasis on democratic values and professional integrity.
The program is open not just to financial journalists but professionals interested in financial journalism. However, applicants must have a degree or diploma from a recognized institution. In addition to this, the applicants should have experience in journalism or related fields.
The BMIA was launched in 2014 by Michael R. Bloomberg. The initiative aims at building media capacity through data-driven financial journalism on the continent. Interested parties can apply here can apply here: www.gibs.co.za/bmia
The six-month certificate program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists – especially those with an interest in moving into financial journalism, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and banking/financial specialists, civil society and NGO professionals with a stake in communicating of economic and financial data.