The BMIA FJT certificate training modules include: Media Landscape, Economics, Finance and Accounting, Financial Journalism, Public Policy, Financial Markets, Environmental Justice, Extractions and the practicalities of Data Analysis, Interpretation and Presentation.
The BMIA training program is designed (19 days over 6 months) to enable participants to stay on the job and apply their learning in real time.
The FJT program employs a learning management system to facilitate ongoing learning, share reporting by program graduates, collaborate on syndicate projects and maintain the professional relationships formed during the training.
The BMIA FJT team contracted with an independent firm of expert external evaluators to conduct audits, surveys, and interviews to identify issues and make program adjustments in real time. The BMIA FJT program is supported by Bloomberg, Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Ford Foundation and the Stavros Niarchos Foundation.
- Mike Bloomberg launches the Financial Journalism Training program in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2015
- Bloomberg LP collaborates with a consortium of preeminent journalism and business schools across six key African countries to develop and deliver a highly innovative, integrated, and practical world-class financial journalism training program firmly rooted in African market realities.
- FJT universities selected: Gordon Institute of Business Science, Rhodes University of Journalism and Media Studies, Strathmore Business School, University of Nairobi School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Pan-Atlantic University-Lagos Business School, University of Lagos Department of Mass Communication and Radio
- Appointment of FJT Secretariat, the University of Pretoria Gordon Institute of Business (GIBS), South Africa
- First Financial Journalism Training Program Faculty Training Workshop, Nairobi, Kenya
- BMIA expands Financial Journalism Training Program to five new countries on the continent
- Phase 2 FJT program is launched in Ghana in 2018
- Appointment of Phase 2 FJT Secretariat, Strathmore University Business School (SBS), Kenya
- Phase 2 universities selected: Ghana Institute of Journalism, University of Ghana Business School, University of Lusaka School of Business Economics and Management, University of Zambia Department of Media and Communication Studies, University of Dar es Salaam Business School, University of Dar es Salaam School of Journalism and Mass Communication
- FJT program to be offered in Côte d’Ivoire and Sénégal in 2022.
- The BMIA certificate training program is accredited by the Rhodes University School of Journalism and Media Studies.
- Journalists from major media houses across the continent enrolled in the program, which was endorsed by the Ghana Institute of Journalism, University of Ghana School of Business, University of Zambia School of Business, University of Lusaka School of Journalism, University of Dar es Salaam, the Nigerian Press Council, and the Kenyan Press Council
- An alumni network established features unique offerings to promote ongoing professional development, networking, and cross-collaboration.
By the Numbers:
59 faculty members trained
16 countries represented
785 journalists and mid-level professionals complete the Financial Journalism Training program
8 countries host the FJT program
220 media houses participate
17 intakes delivered
42% female participation
Who should apply?
This program has been primarily developed for mid-career journalists and financial professionals with an interest in financial journalism; government professionals responsible for public policy, communications and finance portfolios; and development practitioners and civil society professionals with an interest in African development and financial and economic data.
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Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Expands Financial Journalism Training Program to Five New Countries on the Continent
June 11, 2019
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) today announced the expansion of its Financial Journalism Training (FJT) program to Senegal, Côte d’Ivoire and Tanzania, joining Ghana and Zambia where training programs launched earlier this year.
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Launches Financial Journalism Training Program in Zambia
January 21, 2019
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Financial Journalism Training Program to advance business and financial reporting was launched today in Zambia.
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Launches Financial Journalism Training Program in Ghana
January 14, 2019
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Financial Journalism Training Program to advance business and financial reporting was launched today in Ghana.
Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa Financial Journalism Training Program Marks First Year with More Than 250 Graduates
February 23, 2016
The Bloomberg Media Initiative Africa (BMIA) Executive Training Program to advance financial journalism in Africa marks the completion of its first year this month with 260 graduates receiving recognition at graduation ceremonies in Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa.