Thomson Reuters Journalism Course on Multimedia Reporting, Toronto

Deadline: 25 September 2015
Open to:
 journalists from First Nations media outlets that are primarily text-based rather than TV
Venue: 12-16 October 2015, Toronto, Canada


The Thomson Reuters Foundation the philanthropic arm of Thomson Reuters, invites journalists from First Nations media outlets in Canada to attend a five-day workshop in Toronto on the essentials of multimedia reporting.

As news organisations seek to engage audiences through visual storytelling and creative use of social media, demand is growing for multimedia formats that go beyond traditional print. This hands-on workshop will equip participants with the skills necessary to combine text, stills and video for maximum impact.

The course will cover photo journalism and video journalism, including filming, editing video and writing to pictures, the use of stills and sound, and how to combine media to tell a compelling story. Participants will learn to use social media and distribute reports that meet international standards.


The workshop is for journalists from First Nations media outlets that are primarily text-based (print and/or online) rather than TV.

  • Applicants should have at least one or two years experience in text journalism and a desire to expand their storytelling skills. It does NOT assume any prior knowledge of digital media or film-making;
  • Selected participants should bring their own laptops and devices capable of capturing stills and video (e.g. smartphone, tablet, DSLR camera or video camera).


Full bursaries are available to cover travel, accommodation and basic living expenses for the duration of this course.

How to apply?

The deadline for application is 25 September 2015.

To apply for courses please answer the following questions to proceed to the application form.

You must submit:

  • A biography of up to 250 words outlining your career;
  • Two recent examples of your published work, preferably relevant to the course for which you are applying, with a brief summary in English (if necessary). TV/Radio journalists can send in their scripts and a brief summary;
  • A statement of between 250 and 500 words that describes your work as a journalist and explains how you hope to benefit from the Multimedia journalism course.

For more information please visit the official website.

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