Asian Center for Journalism offers 15 fellowships for journalists

by | Jun 1, 2006 | News

The Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ) is offering 15 fellowship grants to outstanding working journalists interested in pursuing the Master of Arts in Journalism at the Ateneo starting school year 2007-2008.


The ACFJ fellowships support the graduate studies of seasoned journalists as well as young journalists who have the potential to do excellent work and contribute to good journalism in their communities. The grants cover full tuition and costs of travel, accommodation and books, among others.


The fellowships are given to full-time staff members of a news organization in Asia. Applicants are screened on the basis of their professional and academic record, proven commitment to journalism and leadership qualities.


Fifty-nine journalists from Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and Viet Nam have received a grant since the program was established in June 2003.


Ateneo’s M.A. Journalism program is a cutting edge distance learning program designed for working journalists. With most of the courses conducted online, working journalists and other professionals are able to follow the program at their own pace and time, and in their own homes or workplaces. Courses in ethics, media law and reporting skills comprise the core subjects, while specialized journalism courses such as reporting about information technology and newsroom management, comprise the electives. The program has drawn journalists from many Asian countries and the courses are taught by lecturers from Asia, Australia, U.K. and the U.S.A.


Applications for the fellowship grant will be accepted until 31 October 2006.


ACFJ, a joint project of the Ateneo and the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS), was founded in June 2000 to promote good journalism in Asia by providing training opportunities primarily to working journalists. KAS is one of the leading political foundations of Germany while Ateneo, established in 1859 by the Jesuits, ranks among the premier universities in the Philippines.


Applications for the fellowship may be downloaded from or requested by email at The ACFJ may also be contacted by phone at +63 2 926 3253 or at +63 2 426 6001 local 5215, or fax at +63 2 926 3254.

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