Thomas Foundation Journalism Now Scholar Competition, UK, 2018.



Journalism Now is a series of online interactive courses designed and led by industry experts providing the latest in digital and multimedia skills. The global learning environment gives exclusive access to live training and mentoring sessions, run by leading journalists, and a unique knowledge-sharing platform.

Thomas Foundation has a built a unique community of experts that now extends to hundreds of journalists worldwide, all with cutting-edge skills in different media.

This competition will select one winner on all-expenses-paid, a five-week trip to London interact with top industry mentors.

With a mixture of masterclasses, workshops and practical training and a week’s placement at a leading UK media organisation, this is our biggest-ever competition prize with a total value of £11,000.




  • Participation in Thomson Foundation’s digital and multimedia summer course – a five-week long intensive training programme in London with a week’s work experience in a UK media organisation.
  • Participation in masterclasses, workshops and practical training


    Open to journalists worldwide.

    Application Process

    1. Enrol on your first Journalism Now online course (if you haven’t already enrolled on a course). You can browse through all of our live courses here.

    2. Once you’ve enrolled on a course of your choice, log in to the Journalism Now platform (details on how to log in will be given once you enrol), find the Journalism Now Scholar channel and register your intent to participate in the competition by posting a piece of work that you have completed.

    3) Next, you need to complete FIVE courses successfully. All of our Journalism Now courses are self-paced. Some courses can be completed within three hours over multiple sessions, others up to six hours, on average. You have until 1st May to complete all five courses.

    How you will be assessed

    The Thomson Foundation summer course team will look at the participants with the highest grade average, the quality of the work submitted, as well as your Journalism Now forum score (generated by your activity levels within the Journalism Now platform). The top performer will win a place on this year’s summer course!


    May 1, 2018



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