The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism Training Program is a comprehensive and integrated curriculum that comprises of seven modules: Financial Journalism, Media Landscape, Public Policy, Data Analysis and Interpretation, Accounting and Finance, Financial Markets, and Economics. Designed by a consortium group of distinguished faculty from six leading African universities, the program is intended for early or mid-career journalists, editors, analysts, public and economic policy professionals, civil society leaders and university faculty and graduate students, with an interest in financial journalism.
The Training Program will help participants enhance their ability to interpret and explain economic and financial data, to cover critical public policy issues on the continent, and to enhance the financial journalism sector in Africa. All the modules of the Program will also incorporate material about ethical issues and social impacts. Delivered in Ghana and Zambia using local business school and journalism faculty, the program will be delivered through short study blocks totaling 19 days over a period of six months.