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Launching careers in the media
Zamo Phungula (centre) at work on her first Ocean Watch assignment, discovering how Durban’s whaling past is being turned into a signature eco-tourism enterprise in KZN. She is pictured here with WhaleTime guides, Nombuso Nzama (left) and Bongiwe Mthethwa at Durban’s Maritime Museum.
The Roving Reporters experience
Landing one’s first byline as a young journalist is an exhilarating and memorable experience especially after proverbial sweat and tears, and a lot of time and effort, has one into fieldwork, research and investigations. Click here to read more about students’ experiences on Roving Reporters assignments and also view their portfolios of published work.
Roving Reporters pilot training project, 2011 – 2015
Roving Reporters pilot training project provided opportunities to journalism students from the Durban University of Technology to take part in various cutting-edge investigative assignments supported by the Taco Kuiper Trust Fund for Investigative Journalism. Click here to read published stories arising from Taco Kuiper Trust sponsored investigations.
Through the support from Open Society Foundation, we also provided opportunities to students to serve six-month internships with Roving Reporters as part of an approved work-integrated learning progamme. Click here to read more about the experiences of students who have served interships with Roving Reporters.
In supporting Roving Reporters, the online education company, GetSmarter, sponsors the enrolment of deserving students on the GetSmarter-UCT Feature Writing course, convened by award-winning feature writer, Andre Wiesner, and the Penguin Random House Write a Non-Fiction story course, convened by best-selling author, Mike Nicol.