Call for Applications: New Narratives and Thomson Reuters Foundation Wealth of Nations project

Take part in our new project, run in collaboration with New Narratives, that supports Liberian journalists and neOil_wide_RTX45N3ws organizations in covering the country’s oil industry.

The call for applications is now closed. Please read on for general information about the scheme.

The project will run from 2015-16 and will feature training, mentoring and capacity building for the participating journalists and news organizations.

The project will focus on a range of oil sector issues including contracts, the management of revenues, the implications for Liberia’s economy, and the environmental impact of the industry. It will encourage journalism that relates these issues to the lives of citizens through engaging storytelling.

Journalists taking part in the scheme will learn how to produce accurate, impartial and independent coverage of these oil sector issues. Grants will be available within the project to help journalists cover stories on the oil industry.

The scheme is a major commitment – but it will also be a rewarding one.

The first training workshop will run from 4th – 6th June and all participants selected for the scheme will be expected to take part.

Please note: journalists taking part in the program must report the oil industry in an independent manner and must not take payment from any sources in the course of their reporting. The project will not tolerate the acceptance of such payment. Participants will be required to sign an agreement to this effect.

Application process

To apply send a cover letter detailing why you want to take part in this scheme, as well as a CV and two writing samples or links to online work to [email protected]

Deadline: applications now closed

Find out more

Opportunities for Journalists
To take part in Wealth of Nations as a journalist, you must be living and working in Africa and producing stories for African media. Each specific opportunity has extra criteria

Opportunities for Newsrooms

We are looking to work with independent media organisations based anywhere in Africa to help them become ‘flagship’ centers for the investigation of illicit finance and tax abuse

Who is behind Wealth of Nations?
Wealth of Nations is a three year programme run by the Thomson Reuters Foundation in collaboration with some of Africa’s leading organisations promoting excellence in journalism