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Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar Programme 2020 (Win an all-expenses-paid trip to London)

The Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar programme is back! Hone your newsgathering, storytelling and multimedia journalism skills in our five-week programme with the help of an internationally renowned journalist, Ewen MacAskill.

Application Deadline: Friday 13th December 2019

About Thomson Foundation Journalism – Now Scholar competition (Thomson Foundation)

We run a network of more than 200 media professionals with state-of-the-art expertise who want to share their knowledge. We work with media, governments, civil society, and business organizations that want to sponsor communications excellence.

Our annual reviews highlight just some of the most noteworthy activity of the foundation each year, from encouraging engaging journalism with the impact that has created award winners around the globe to inspiring business models to support independent media and providing high-quality training and consultancy to ensure that the best contemporary media skills are spread.

Thomson Foundation Journalism – Now Scholar competition (Thomson Foundation)

You will take seven of our CPD-accredited online courses including Mobile Journalism, Social Media Newsgathering, Journalism Across Multiple Platforms, and Data Journalism, and will work on one or more stories that you will publish.

On an all-cost-paid trip to London, the highest performer will be invited to attend the five-week summer course of the 2020 Thomson Foundation, which includes a mix of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week’s placement at a leading UK media organization. There will also be a small number of top performers on our website and social media.

  • Know what good journalism looks like and why.
  • Improve your newsgathering skills, including social media verification and the use of data journalism techniques.
  • Use smartphones to produce multimedia storytelling.
  • Engage your audience by making your content engaging and relevant.
  • Understand how to optimise your content for your chosen platforms.

Requirements for Thomson Foundation Journalism – Now Scholar competition (Thomson Foundation)

  • The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over.
  • The winner is responsible for ensuring they are able to accept the prize as set out and in accordance with these terms and conditions. In the event they are unable to do so, then Thomson Foundation reserves the right to select another winner.
  • Only one entry per person. Entries on behalf of another person will not be accepted and joint submissions are not allowed.
  • Thomson Foundation accepts no responsibility for entries that are delayed or incomplete or cannot be delivered or entered for any technical or other reason.
  • The prize is subject to a successful visa application, is non-exchangeable, non-transferable and not redeemable for cash or other prizes.
  • Participants may be required to take part in promotional activity related to the competition and shall participate in such activity on Thomson Foundation’s reasonable request. The winner will consent to the use by Thomson Foundation of the participant’s images, names and voices for publicity purposes (in any medium, including still photographs and videos, online, including the websites hosted by Thomson Foundation), and in marketing and promotional material.
  • Thomson Foundation will take care of any personal information supplied to it as described in its privacy policy, and in accordance with data protection legislation. By entering the competition, you agree to the collection, retention, usage and distribution of your personal information in order to process and contact you about your competition entry, and for the purposes outlined in the above bullet point.
  • Entrants into the competitions shall be deemed to have accepted these terms and conditions.

How to enter Thomson Foundation Journalism – Now Scholar competition (Thomson Foundation)

What you will need to do, in three steps:


Complete seven Thomson Foundation online courses (you don’t need to re-take a course if you have previously completed it).


Attend or watch the replay of up to four webinars with Ewen MacAskill.


Work on and publish a multimedia story.

For More Information on Thomson Foundation Journalism – Now Scholar competition (Thomson Foundation)

Visit the Official Website of the Thomson Foundation Journalism Now Scholar competition 2020

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