Taco Kuiper Visiting Fellowship for Investigative Journalism

Wits Journalism
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 30 April, 2012
Opportunity type: 
Fellowships and Scholarships

The Journalism Department at the University of the Witwatersrand invites applications for the Taco Kuiper Visiting Fellowship for Investigative Journalism.

The fellowship is for the second semester (mid-July to mid-November 2012). The department will consider applications for this year or 2013 and 2014.

The Fellow will be expected to teach and supervise work and research at Honours and Masters level:

  • Supervise and investigation with masters students;
  • Run workshops at the department’s investigative Power Reporting Conference;
  • Mentor students in their annual in-depth reporting project; and
  • Speak at one public lecture/seminar. 

Applicants must have substantial experience as an investigative journalist as well as in teaching, research and mentoring.

The department is particularly interested in offering a Fellowship to a candidate with data journalism experience.

The position is endowed by the Valley Trust in memory of its founder, Taco Kuiper, a publisher who left the bulk of his estate to the promotion of investigative reporting. The candidate will be based in Wits Journalism, a dynamic postgraduate centre with both career-entry and mid-career students. For full details of the programme and the multiple activities of our Investigative Journalism Workshop, refer to www.journalism.co.za.

Remuneration is at the level of a professorship, including travel and work permit costs, and assistance with accommodation in Johannesburg.

Further inquiries to Professor Franz Kruger at franz.kruger@wits.ac.za.

Applicants should submit a CV and two references to Pumla Ngcobo at pumla.ngcobo@wits.ac.za.

For more about Wits Journalism, refer to www.journalism.co.za.
To view other opportunities, refer to www.ngopulse.org/group/home-page/other-opportunities.

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