It is well documented that many key economies on the African continent are growing in leaps and bounds, yet the positive impact on development and progress in civil society is not fully realised. The role that journalism plays in society and democracy cannot be underestimated.
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) aims to increase the pipeline of skilled financial journalists and analysts, embracing a data-driven journalism culture across Africa. If well trained, the contribution that financial journalists and development experts can make as continental informers, educators and watchdogs is significant.
This interactive and hands-on program aims to enhance the skills and knowledge of media professionals to better serve the public interest as a critical part of continental development and progress.
Bloomberg has collaborated with a consortium of pre-eminent journalism schools and top business schools across three key African markets to deliver a highly innovative, integrated and practical world-class executive training program that is firmly rooted in African market realities.
Delegates will receive copies of “The Bloomberg Way”, a guide for reporters and editors written by Matthew Winkler, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Bloomberg News. During the six-month program, delegates will also be granted a free subscription to the Bloomberg Professional Service. This subscription will give delegates free access to the world-class analytics, key industry data, market moving news and analysis that the Bloomberg Professional Service provides.
Who should apply?
This program has been developed primarily for mid-career journalists, financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism, government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios, and development practitioners and civil society professionals with a interest in African development and financial and economic data.
The BMIA Executive Training Program is structured for part-time study, enabling working professionals to apply new knowledge and skills they acquire back into their work environments in real time. The 19-day program spans a period of six months and includes four compulsory study blocks. Each study block takes place over three to five full lecture days.
The Executive Training is being offered in South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya.
Seven modules built around three key themes:
- Business and Finance
- Financial Journalism Production
All of the modules will incorporate material about the ethical issues and social impacts of business and financial journalism.
- The Media Landscape
- Accounting and Finance
- Financial Journalism
- Public Policy and Regulation
- Capital Markets
- Data Analysis and Interpretation
This school offers programs in:
Last updated January 19, 2017