Strathmore Business School in partnership with Safaricom has launched the 2nd edition of the Safaricom Business Journalism Fellowship.
The eight month, mid-career program will give business journalists the opportunity to train alongside Kenya’s leading business lecturers and some of the top corporate newsmakers in the region.
The training program will be divided into three modules, with each having four days of intense training. Participating journalists will be taken through experiential learning, mentoring programs, workshops and exclusive guest speaker events with business leaders.
During the eight month duration of the programme the journalists will be expected to finish a 30-hour credit course before they can graduate.
Speaking at the launch, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore said, “It’s time for business journalists to challenge the notion that Kenyan audiences are more interested in politics than they are in the development of the economy and how it affects them. The just ended Global Entrepreneurship Summit is proof that audiences are interested in business news,” he said. “But to do this successfully journalists must be armed with an understanding of the business environment and how to cover business news.”
The highly competitive course, which will admit only 15 applicants is open to full-time editorial employees of newspapers, magazines, broadcast news organizations and freelance journalists who have at least four years’ experience.
Deadline for application is 15th August.
Visit Safaricom Business Journalism Fellowship for information on how to apply.