Become a fellow

Demonstrate your ability and get noticed. Complete our courses for the opportunity to take part in a UK media study tour. An application form will become available here very soon.


Submit your best work

Successfully complete four online courses and submit your best work onto the e-learning platform.


Be invited to London

Each year, judges will look at the work submitted by qualifying entries and identify the highest performers. We will invite the top five to London to become Thomson fellows and to participate in a media study tour and an advanced Mobile Journalism course with expert, Glen Mulcahy.

How to qualify

To qualify, you need to successfully complete at least four courses from our Journalism Now programme and submit examples of your work by 30th April 2018, at the very latest.


Judging criteria

Our judges will be looking for talented journalists who demonstrate potential and can show how they have applied the knowledge and skills acquired from the Journalism Now courses to their professional working life.



Meet some of our fellows

Inspiring the next generation.

We have a unique community of Thomson fellows that now extends to hundreds of journalists worldwide. Many past trainees have gone on to become media leaders of today. True to form, big things await our current crop of young talent.


Yusuf Omar, winner, Mojo of the Year '16

Yusuf used mobile journalism to produce a moving report on the enduring nightmare of sexual violence in South Africa. It was his winning entry into our annual Mobile Journalism competition.


Leanor Suárez, winner, Mojo of the Year '16

Leonor, a journalist working for a regional TV station in Asturias in the north of Spain, went inside the silver mines of Potosí, Bolivia for her award-winning mobile journalism story.

Yousra Elbagir, winner, Young Journalist '16

Yousra was able to stimulate debate on issues of great importance in Sudan. It led to her winning the 2016 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award, in partnership with the Foreign Press Association.


Maurice Oniang'o, winner, Young Journalist '14

Maurice was chosen as Thomson Foundation's Young Journalist in 2014 for his video report featuring Kenyan children who take up arms to protect their villages.


Have a question?

Journalism Now is a new global platform offering lifelong learning to journalists and communicators across the world.

For further information about our new digital academy, contact Hosam El Nagar, director of innovation and learning, Thomson Foundation.

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