Quezon City, Philippines– ACFJ’S Diploma for Multimedia Journalism extends its admission and fellowship application to 29 February 2012.
The Diploma in Multimedia Journalism, a one-year Internet-based distance learning program, will open on April 2012 to a class of 15 students. Applications for admission and for scholarship grants are being accepted up to February 29.
This newest offering of the Konrad Adenauer Asian Center for Journalism at the Ateneo de Manila University (ACFJ). has been developed to bring Asian journalists in step with the latest platforms for news and commentary, says Dr. Violet B. Valdez, ACFJ executive director. With six theory and practice-oriented courses and a capstone project, the multimedia diploma program will provide journalists with a broad perspective and the skills to undertake multimedia projects, she explained.
Dr. D. J. Clark, multimedia journalist and head of ACFJ’s visual journalism program, said the program is “designed for any professional journalist – writers, photographers, radio and TV reporters – wishing to diversify their story telling and embrace the world of new media.”
ACFJ has created 10 scholarship grants for the program; five are full grants covering travel and tuition fees. Applicants must be Asian journalists with at least two years of experience as fulltime journalists
The multimedia program uses ACFJ’s distance learning methods where most courses are held entirely online thus allowing journalists to straddle work and education and remain rooted in their contexts while imbibing new skills. The initial course – Fundamentals in Multimedia Journalism – is a hybrid course which is conducted alternately online and on-campus in a conventional classroom at the Ateneo’s campus in Quezon City, Philippines.
The ACFJ is a university-based center devoted to the training and education of Asian working journalists. A joint project of Ateneo de Manila University and the German foundation Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, ACFJ offers the Master’s in Journalism and the Diploma in Photojournalism, among others.
Applications for admission and scholarships may be downloaded from the Resources section of the ACFJ website. For questions, you may send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.