Journalists from Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe are encouraged to apply for a course on sub-editing, taking place from 17 to 24 October in South Africa. The course, offered by the NSJ Training Trust, aims to help sub-editors develop a critical focus and strive to appreciate the hidden meaning in all terms, phrases, concepts and words used in the reporter’s copy. Among other topics, the course will teach participants about effective caption writing; editing news/features; legal implications of the sub-editors work; layout and principles of design; importance of language; language and ideology, etc.
The cost of the course, accommodation and a daily stipend for food is covered by NSJ. Participants are required to cover half of their transportation costs. Women sub-editors are encouraged to apply.
For more information, contact the training manager at the Southern African Media Training Trust (NSJ), email: firstname.lastname@example.org, tel: + 258.1.493.400
Deadline: 17 September, 2005