Thomson Reuters Foundation: Investigative Sports Reporting programme for journalists (Deadline: June 11, 2018)

The Thomson Reuters Foundation is seeking applications for its Investigative Sports Reporting programme for journalists in Africa who want to report on how sport is run in their own country or wider region. This is an opportunity provided by the Sport and Society programme.

Participating journalists will work on a specific story idea and develop this during an intensive workshop in Lagos. The workshop will also cover investigative techniques, storytelling approaches, and more. They will then receive editorial guidance and mentoring support to help them make their story solid and engaging.

Participating journalists will also be eligible to apply for modest funding to help cover the costs of reporting their story.


The Program will cover all transport and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Journalists must be based in an African country and working for a domestic media outlet.
  • Journalists working in any medium may apply – print, radio, TV, online
  • Journalists with a proven interest in how sport is run. Applicants do not need to be a sports correspondent –they are also interested to hear from business reporters and investigative journalists for example.

How to Apply

You can apply using the Application form. You will be asked to upload

  • 2 work samples (maximum file size 5 MB)
  • A letter from your editor consenting to your participation in the programme and committing to publish/broadcast resulting stories
  • You will also be asked to provide a story idea. This might be an investigation, a feature, or a series of stories. While we welcome ideas for investigations, your idea does not need to be investigative, provided it is giving fresh insight on the topic chosen.

For more information, please visit Investigative Sports Reporting.


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