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Aug 16

Scholarships available for foreign correspondent course

Journalists and students interested in international reporting can attend a course in Prague.

The Foreign Correspondent Training Course, offered by Transitions Online, aims to provide an introduction to international reporting, through training by respected foreign correspondents and a practical reporting project.

Sample topics include pitching to editors, adapting to multimedia and breaking into the field. The course will allow participants to apply their new skills to a real-life reporting assignment. Trainers will be experienced journalists from respected media outlets.

The course will be conducted in English. The course fee for applications received by October 1, 2011 is US$1,395. The fee includes accommodation, but not travel costs.

One full scholarship covering tuition and accommodation is available to a candidate from Central and Eastern Europe, Central Asia, the Caucasus or Southeastern Europe. Two scholarships covering 50 percent of these costs are also available.

The deadline for scholarship applications is September 15. For more information, click here.