The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism has extended to Feb. 5 the deadline for submission of applications to the 2016 ACFJ Fellowships for the Master of Arts in Journalism Program.

 

The move aims to accommodate more applicants and give time to those completing their requirements.

 

The fellowships are open to full-time Asian journalists with excellent professional and academic records, leadership qualities, and a commitment to good journalism. A fellowship 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.

 

The curriculum is made up of 12 courses including media law and ethics, advanced reporting and specialized reporting and writing electives such as International Reporting, Investigative Journalism and Reporting about Religions. The program is hybrid, which is a combination of on-campus and online sessions, designed so that working journalists could 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 for the ACFJ Fellowships may be downloaded from the ACFJ website.

 

Those who do not qualify for a fellowship can apply for admission to the M.A. Journalism program as paying students, provided they pass the criteria for admission to the Ateneo Graduate School and the M.A. Journalism program.  The deadlines for application to the Ateneo de Manila University Graduate School for the first semester are 31 March 2016, for international applicants who are applying from abroad; 14 May 2016, for Philippine-based international applicants; and 15 June 2016, for Filipino applicants. Applications for the M.A. Journalism program may be downloaded from the ACFJ website.