APA Announces Geiringer Fellowship 2022 | PAA

Journalism training programs at Oxford from October to December – application deadline April 29

Vienna (OTS) The APA – Austria Press Agency announces the Alfred Geiringer Fellowship again in 2022. The training program allows for a period of study at Green College, University of Oxford and participation in the Foundation’s exclusive journalism training program Thomson Reuters. Applications are possible until April 29.

The study visit is expected to take place in Oxford from October to December 2022 (although changes due to the pandemic cannot be ruled out). The journalism training program in the UK university city offers three main areas: participants write an academic article on a media-related topic of their choice, attend regular seminars and occasional special courses, and can make personal contacts with lecturers and students, media experts and practitioners. In addition, study tours to major media companies in London and political institutions are undertaken.

The call for applications is aimed at colleagues from across industry in Austria. Applicants for the Geiringer Fellowship must work full-time for an Austrian media outlet and have at least five years of journalism experience. Good English is also a requirement.

Applications should be sent to the APA Editor-in-Chief by April 29, 2022. Required documents for application are the completed application form, at least a one-page justification of the application including an outline of the research work provided to the Thomson Reuters Foundation and a curriculum vitae. Documents must be submitted in English. The APA’s editor and managing director make a pre-selection, after which the final decision is made by a committee of the Thomson Reuters Foundation. The APA bears the costs of the study visit.

Alfred Geiringer, after whom the stock exchange is named, laid the foundations for the APA’s independence in 1946. He emigrated from Austria in 1938 and returned in 1945 as European editor of Reuters. The APA owes him significantly the detachment of nearly a century of state ties and the transformation into a news agency that today is solely committed to the principles of independence, reliability and balance. Thanks to Geiringer’s groundwork, the APA is now part of the small group of about 20 agencies worldwide that are owned by private media, while the vast majority of news agencies, about 90%, are owned by the State or are controlled by the State.

The APA therefore decided in 2001 to create a journalism development fund in Geiringer’s name. The scholarship is awarded to Austrian media employees and the APA itself. The last Geiringer scholarship recipient was Klaus Knittelfelder (“Kronen Zeitung”) in 2021, who in his article with “News from a different league: the rise of the digital party press in Austria”. An overview of previous fellows and their research work is available for download on the Geiringer website.

A service:

The submission form to download: https://apa.at/about/alfred-geiringer-stipendium/

Further information is available from the APA Editor-in-Chief@apa.at or by calling +43/1/36060-1000.

Questions & contacts:

APA – Austrian Press Agency
Petra Haller
Company Spokesperson, Head of Corporate Communications
Telephone: +43 (0)1 360 60-5710

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