This year’s submission deadline for the 2016 ACFJ Fellowships for the Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism is on Wednesday, 15 January 2016.

 

The fellowships are awarded to full-time Asian journalists who have excellent professional and academic record, a commitment to good journalism and leadership qualities. A grant covers tuition and other expenses for the two-year MA Journalism degree program offered by the Communication Department of the Ateneo de Manila University.

 

Since 2003, more than 100 journalists from 15 Asian countries have received the grant. Presently 21 journalists from Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Indonesia, Myanmar, Nepal, the Philippines, and Vietnam are enrolled in the program as fellowship grantees.

 

Designed for working journalists, the MA Journalism program is a hybrid distance learning program. Online class sessions take place via the learning management system Blackboard, and classroom sessions take place at the Ateneo’s Loyola Heights campus in Quezon City, Metro Manila.

 

The curriculum is made up of 12 courses including courses in ethics and specialized reporting and writing courses such as International Reporting, Investigative Journalism and Reporting about Religions. The program’s design allows working journalists and other media professionals to study at their own pace and time, and in their own homes or workplaces.

 

The international faculty includes experienced journalists and academics from Australia, Canada, US, UK, Germany, the Philippines, India and Malaysia.

 

Application forms may be downloaded from the ACFJ website.