Media24 – Journalism Bursary Programmes 2020-2021

Media24 Profile
Media24 is a reputable media company based in South Africa that has been a pioneer in the department of digital media. Through their services, Media24 has been responsible for the publication and services of several magazines, books, print, newspapers, and more. Media24 is under the supervision of a media group called Naspers, a multinational establishment that has set their eyes on several platforms that promotes ecommerce. Through the power of words and quality journalism, Media24 has been utilizing technology and innovation to create stories that touch the hearts of the public. With core values such as integrity, respect, and courage, you can never expect less from Media24.

About Media24 – Journalism Bursaries 2020-2021
Media24 is offering bursaries for postgraduate students specializing in Journalism who are studying in either NWU, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University, or Wits. Based in Cape Town and Joburg, the Media24 Bursaries are conducted as a means to support students to achieve their postgraduate qualifications. As a two-year bursary, one year of the busrary will be sure for the grantee’s postgraduate study, and the following year will be used for further work in Media24. Grantees will then be based in Rapport, Netwerk24, Beed, or Die Burger.

Applicants will need to prove that they have completed their undergraduate degree in any course, complete with an average aggregate score of a minimum 65% in their final year (final year students are highly encouraged to give this bursary a chance as well.) Once you have finished your 1 year studies, you will then be eligible for the Media24 Internship Programme. From there on, you will be assigned with the responsibilities as a full-time employee at any Media24 publication outlet.

Media24 – Journalism Bursary Requirements
To apply for the Media24 – Journalism Bursary, there are a couple of items that need to be taken account into before you register for the programme. The programme has a list of eligibility criteria that needs to be met before you can sign up for the bursary. This is to ensure that the committee is able to filter out students who truly deserve the financial assistance that comes with the bursary.

The Media24 – Journalism Bursary Requirements are as follows:

  • Has a strong grasp of writing skills (both English and/or Afrikaans)
  • Possess a solid ability to work under immense pressure
  • Able to meet impending deadlines
  • Keen eye for deatils
  • Knows who to socialize with people
  • Has a great sense of curiousity
  • Holds strong principles and persistence and resiliences
  • Great skills in both questioning and listening
  • Knows how to take intiative
  • Has prior working experience in any media institutions (optional, but advantageous)
  • Holds key values such . courage, accountability, respect, and integrity.

How to Apply Media24 – Journalism Bursary 2020-2021
Applications for the Media24 – Journalism are conducted online. First things first, all interested applicants are to check the availability status of the programme by visiting the Media24 -Journalism Simplify Website. Once you have double confirmed the programme’s availability, candidates may immediately apply online. You may upload your most recent Curriculum Vitae, a valid copy of your most recent academic transcript, as well as a motivational letter stating why you chose to be journalist, and what you as a journalist can bring to the table.

Media24 Contact Address
Office Address:
Media24 Head Office
Media24 Centre
40 Heerengracht
Cape Town

Mail Address:

Tel: +27 21 406 2121
Email: [email protected]

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Related: Media24 Learnership | Media24 Internship | Media24 Job Vacancy.

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