Thomson Foundation Journalism Competition and Scholarship 2018 in London


Young people interested in journalism are welcome to apply for the Journalism Now online course and take part in Thomson Foundation Journalism Competition. The series of lectures will take place on August 6 – September 7. The competition will take place on August 6 – September 7.

Journalism Now is a series of online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge-sharing platform.

Every summer, international journalists come to London to attend Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia course. The result is a unique community that now extends to hundreds of journalists worldwide, all with cutting-edge skills in different media.

One competition winner – along with the next cohort of international journalists all looking to sharpen their multiplatform skills – will be given the opportunity to come to London and spend five weeks working with top industry mentors.

With a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week’s placement at a leading UK media organisation, it is the biggest-ever competition prize with a total value of £11,000.

Main criteria

  • The competition is open to entrants aged 18 or over;
  • In order to apply, candidates need to enroll on their first Journalism Now online course;
  • Once enrolled on a course of their choice, candidates should log in to the Journalism Now platform, find the Journalism Now Scholar channel and register their intent to participate in the competition by posting a piece of work that you have completed. After that, five courses have to be successfully completed.

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