Fellowships for African Journalists
This programme is run in cooperation with the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism and Green Templeton College at Oxford University. The Wincott fellows spend one term in Oxford, and are based at the Institute for the Study of Journalism offices, where they link up with journalists from other parts of the world on the Institute's Journalism Fellowship Programme. The Wincott fellows attended regular seminars each week and occasional special lectures relating to journalism, and they are encouraged to go to other events at Oxford University.
In addition, they undertake a study project on a topic of their choice, leading to the completion of a 5,000-8,000-word paper at the end of their stay; each fellow is assigned an academic advisor, usually an Oxford academic specialising in the Wincott Fellow's chosen area, for the purpose of this project.
During their stay in the UK arrangements are made for the fellows to visit the Financial Times and other media organisations such as Thomson Reuters or the BBC.
The aim of the programme is to contribute to the development of business and economic journalism in the countries concerned.
Wincott Fellows take up residence in Oxford starting in October, January or April, for a three-month period.
Further details, including application forms, can be obtained from the website of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism.