Time out before you move forward
The Asia Journalism Fellowship is a programme that brings journalists from across Asia to the Singapore for three months of learning and exchange.
Away from the deadline pressures of their jobs, Fellows work on individual projects of their choice and participate in a semi-structured programme designed to sharpen professional skills and deepen understanding of trends in media, communication and Asia. Fellows will have access to key newsmakers in Singapore’s public sector, business community and civil society, gaining insights into the challenges faced by one of Asia’s most cosmopolitan hub cities.
For journalists determined to make a positive difference at a time when journalism is undergoing rapid change, the AJF provides an opportunity to recharge, develop your capacities and make new friends from across Asia.
From 2017, the AJF will be hosted by the Institute of Policy Studies at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, which is part of the National University of Singapore. Joining the AJF as Associate Director is Dr Carol Soon, head of the Institute’s Arts, Culture and Media team.
“Why did you become a journalist, and do you see yourself staying, doing more, and doing better? When I ask committed journalists why they choose this demanding, high-stress life, the answers are sometimes surprising, always inspiring. If you’ve been living the journalist’s life, the AJF offers you time out to reflect on your profession, the issues that matter and what you hope to do more of in future.” – ALAN JOHN