Applications invited for Foundations of Journalism short courses in Mbarara and Hoima

The African Centre for Media Excellence (ACME) invites new journalists based in and around the districts of  Mbarara and Hoima to apply for its Foundations of Journalism training workshops. The three-day workshops, supported by the Democratic Governance Facility (DGF),  equip new journalists with the knowledge and skills to effectively investigate and cover public affairs.

Who can apply

  • Print, radio, television and online journalists with no more than two years experience.
  • Journalists with no/limited formal journalism training are particularly encouraged to apply.

Training topics

Media and society; traditional and new storytelling forms; framing the news; story pitching; sourcing; interviewing skills; media ethics and law; using social media in reporting; and public affairs reporting.

Training venues

The first workshop, which will be held in Mbarara, will take place from 10-12 May 2017.

The second workshop, which will be held in Hoima, will take place from 31 May – June 2, 2017.

How to apply

All applications must be submitted by email to and include the following details:

  • Letter of introduction from editor/supervisor
  • Explanatory note on potential use of training knowledge after the course. The note MUST include the following information:
  1. Media house and name of editorial supervisor
  2. Current position at the media house named above
  3. District where the media house is located
  4. Name of the town or city in which you work
  5. Years/months of journalism practice
  6. Why should you be considered for this workshop
  7. Phone number and email of your editor, manager or editorial supervisor
  8. Your telephone contact

DEADLINE for applications is Monday, April 24, 2017 

Successful applicants for the Mbarara workshop will receive a letter of acceptance by 28 April 2017.

Successful applicants for the Hoima workshop will receive a letter of acceptance by 24 May 2017.

Grace Natabaalo

Grace Natabaalo is a programme assistant at the African Centre for Media Excellence.

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