Call for applications for 2014 MA Journ Fellowships

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Monday, December 23, 2013

THIS year’s submission deadline for the 2014 Fellowships for the Master of Arts (MA) in Journalism is on Wednesday, January 15, 2014.

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 15 Asian countries, including Vietnam, China, Indonesia, Cambodia, and India, have received the grant.

At present, 26 journalists from Cambodia, China, Indonesia, 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.

ACFJ, a joint project of the German foundation, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, and the Ateneo, was founded in June 2000 to help raise the bar for journalism in Asia by providing training opportunities primarily for working journalists.

Application forms for the fellowships may be downloaded from or requested by e-mail at ACFJ may also be reached by phone at 632-926-3253 or 632-426-6001 (local 5215), or fax at 632-926-3254.

For admission to the MA program, a separate set of application forms are required. These are also available from ACFJ or from the Ateneo’s Office of Graduate Studies.

For more information, visit the MA Journalism page at ACFJ’s website ( (PR)

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