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Applications open for the FT’s African journalism fellowship

September 25, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

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The Financial Times (FT), in partnership with One World Media (OWM), offers an African Journalism Fellowship.

It’s a unique opportunity for a mid-career journalist based in or covering Sub-Saharan Africa to write an ambitious piece for one of the world’s most influential newspapers.

The programme seeks an experienced writer who can expertly explain a complicated story in simple yet compelling language, making it universally accessible and approachable.

The selected fellow will produce a piece of long-form journalism—an economic or business report from the region that resonates with the global FT audience.

This opportunity comes with a range of benefits, including:

  • £1,000 reporting grant
  • The opportunity to publish the piece in the Financial Times
  • One-on-one mentoring by OWM and senior FT editors
  • Workshops and webinars conducted by industry experts
  • A network of like-minded Fellows and Alumni

The application deadline is Thursday, 5 October 2023. Interested fellows can apply here.

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