Entries are now open for the Young Journalist Award. It has given a boost to some brilliant journalists over the years, each one of them demonstrating a rich tapestry of investigative journalism, exposing social issues and holding power to account.
The Thomson Foundation is celebrating 60 years of promoting excellence in journalism and to mark the occasion they are offering six rising stars the chance to connect with six of the best journalists in the industry as part of the prestigious Young Journalist Award 2022.
This year’s award will be extra special for another reason, too. It will be the first time in two years that their three finalists will be able to attend the glittering ceremony in London in person. The pandemic of the past two years has meant finalists could only attend virtually.
- The three Young Journalist Award finalists will automatically qualify for the mentorship programme. The additional three will be selected from the shortlist of 12 to join them as part of their ongoing investment into ethical, independent and trusted journalism.
- If you are one of the selected six, you’ll be provided with a unique package of support and paired with an established journalist matched to your region from their extensive alumni network. You’ll learn from them how their exclusives and investigations have changed the world, and how yours can too.
- In addition, all 12 journalists in the shortlist will be given space on the official website and social media channels and receive a certificate from Thomson Foundation commending them on the high standard of their work.
- Journalists working in the developing world and in emerging economies are invited to succeed Malaysian journalist, Kai Hui Wong, as the 2022 Thomson Foundation Young Journalist Award winner.
- If you are a journalist aged 30 and under working in a country with a Gross National Income (GNI) of less than $20,000, you are eligible to enter the award.
For more information, visit https://www.thomsonfoundation.org/competitions/young-journalist/