The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) is once again calling out for applications for their fourth intake of the Financial Journalism Training Program. The 6 month certificate program is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies with the support of the Ford Foundation. It offers African journalists and mid-career professionals in business, government and civil society the opportunity to strengthen their skills in capital markets, data analysis and enhance their knowledge in public policy, financial and economic reporting.
Since 2015, there have been 400 individuals from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa who have been able to complete the training. In Kenya BMIA has partnered with University of Nairobi and Strathmore University to deliver the training program. In addition to course material centered around seven core modules, students receive training on the Bloomberg Terminal, and access to leading practitioners in the fields of media, business, technology and government. The online curriculum and syndicate assignments supplement 19-days of in-class instruction.
BMIA aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant.
To be eligible, one needs to possess a recognized tertiary qualification (degree or diploma) and have experience in journalism, finance, communication or a related field.
If interested you can apply here. Deadline for applications is 25th November 2016.