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Opportunity for journalists - Lion Rock Spirit Fellowship applications open

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Are you a mid-career journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience? Would you like to develop your academic understanding of the global media industry at one of the world’s most prestigious centres of learning?

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism, part of the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford, runs a series of Fellowships open to journalists from different corners of the globe in a range of specialisms.

Applications are now open for the Lion Rock Spirit Fellowship starting in January 2018. The Fellowship is open to journalists resident in Hong Kong.

If you’re successful in your application, you’ll spend two terms (six months) in historic Oxford, at one of the oldest and most renowned universities in the world. You’ll gain in-depth knowledge and insight into the rapidly changing media industry as you attend seminars given by high-level industry experts, academics and thought leaders. And you’ll work with an experienced Oxford academic supervisor to produce a piece of academic research of publishable quality.

You’ll also expand your network as you work alongside a diverse peer group made up of journalists from all over the world. Trips to news organisations, which in the past have included Thomson Reuters, The Financial Times, The BBC and The Guardian, mean you’ll gain insights into how many of the UK’s industry leaders are evolving their practice in a dynamic world.

For full information on all our Journalist Fellowship Programmes and details on how to apply, visit here. The deadline for applications is midnight on Friday 28 July 2017.