This year’s submission deadline for the 2015 ACFJ Fellowships for the Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism is on Thursday, 15 January 2015.
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 14 Asian have received the grant. Presently 32 journalists from Bhutan, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, 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 are held at the Ateneo de Manila University’s Loyola campus in Quezon City, Philippines.
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.