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Reuters program to help journalists cover Chinese business

August 7, 2008

The Reuters Foundation, in collaboration with the Iowa-based Stanley Foundation, is accepting applications from U.S. journalists to participate in an all-expenses-paid journalism training course in Beijing, China from Nov. 10 to Nov. 14.

Reuters FoundationThe program will pair six American journalists with six Chinese journalists in a course designed to help reporters develop international news writing skills for U.S. and Chinese audiences.

Guest speakers, reporting field trips, and classroom training will be an integral part of the course. China’s rise as a global power and connections to the U.S. will be explored with reporting on manufacturing; energy and commodity consumption; a changing Chinese society; and China’s growing political, media, and economic linkages to the world.

The course is aimed at full-time print and broadcast reporters from the United States and China with a minimum of three years experience in journalism.

Economy-class airfare, visa fees, housing accommodations and some meals will be provided.

Participating U.S. journalists will be encouraged to explore connections to China in their local communities and file stories based on the reporting they will conduct in Beijing.

The deadline to apply is Sept. 12. You can apply here.

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