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Applications for Bloomberg Media Initiative Close 27 February

Bloomberg Media Initiative ApplicationsFrom Bloomberg:

We take pleasure in informing you that applications are open for the third intake of the prestigious Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Executive Training Program.

Bloomberg – a leading global financial information services, news and media company, through its Bloomberg Philanthropies Program with co-sponsorship from the Ford Foundation; has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent Journalism Schools and top Business Schools, across the three African Markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class Executive Training Program in Financial, Business and Economic Journalism. Through this program the BMIA aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa.

This Program has been primarily developed for mid-career journalists, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism; government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios; NGOs, development practitioners and civil society professionals with an interest in African development and financial and economic data. It is a unique opportunity to gain skills, knowledge and experience from African and global media experts and to network with fellow professionals. The 6 study block program will enable participants to better understand and communicate critical issues impacting economic development on the continent now and in the future. This interactive and hands-on program is firmly rooted in the African market realities and will enable participants to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress.

The deadline for initial applications is 27 February. If you would like to find out more, contact Enquiries on

Study Block Kenya Intake 3 SA Intake 3 Nigeria Intake 3
Consortium Institutions Strathmore Business School & University of Nairobi School of Journalism Gordon Institute of Business Science and Rhodes University School of Journalism & Media Studies Pan Atlantic University Lagos Business School & University of Lagos Department of Mass Communications
Venue Nairobi Johannesburg Lagos
Block 1: 4-days: Orientation & Economics 25 – 28 April 18 – 21 April 11 – 14 April
Block 2: 3-days: Media Landscape, Financial Journalism I & Data Analysis 24 – 26 May 24-26 May 10 – 12 May
Block 3: 3-days: Accounting & Finance 28 – 30 June 21 – 23 June 14 – 16 June
Block 4: 3-days: Financial Markets & Financial Journalism II 26 – 28 July 19 – 21 July 12 – 14 July
Block 5: 3-days:
Public Policy & Regulation
30 Aug – 1 Sept 23– 25 August 16 – 18 August
Block 6: 3-days:
Financial Journalism III
27 – 29 September 20 – 22 September 13 – 15 September



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