Next week Thomson Reuters are running a Reporting Women course from 28 May to 1st June and we they have a place on the course. If you are interested in attending please send your CV asap to Belen.Becerra@thomsonreuters.com.

The candidate will need to be working as a journalist and will also need to have an interest in women’s issues.

Short description on the course

This 5-day intensive course is a lively and practical seminar designed to help journalists refine their skills, with particular emphasis on the coverage of women’s issues, their opinions and rights.

The themes covered include: choosing the best angle for your story; getting women to speak up; presentation skills and writing for greater impact; bringing narrative quality in the News Organization (story-telling); ethics and fact-checking; conveying a local (or national) story for a global audience; critical assessment of women’s issues coverage in the global media and safety for female journalists. We will also explore what female perspectives can specifically bring to media coverage of any event or given situation.

The participants will go on a field trip to write a story of their choice related to gender issues and potentially publish their story on the “Chime for Change” campaign’s website (www.chimeforchange.org).