Apply for the Second Safaricom Business Journalism Fellowship


Strathmore Business School in partnership with Safaricom two days ago launched the second Safaricom Business Journalism Fellowship for business journalists. The fellowship is an eight month course comprising of three modules, with each module requiring four days of intensive training with some of the most respected minds in the business world.

The course will also have an experiential learning and mentoring programme, workshops and guest speaker events with mentors and business leaders. During the eight month duration of the programme the journalists will be expected to finish a 30-hour credit course before they can graduate. The fellowship programme focuses on financial reporting, and will this year cover topics including: economic analysis, business strategy and financial analysis, big data and cyber security.

The course will only admit 15 people. Last year’s graduates of the Safaricom Business Journalism Fellowship include award winning blogger and People Daily journalist Lilian Kaivilu (, Business Daily’s Mark Okuttah and Mail and Guardian Africa’s Christine Mungai. As with last year , Safaricom will sponsor the participants.

Application Procedure

Submit a completed application form along with:

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  • A professional resume
  • An essay- less than 1,000 words on a business or economic trend
  • Four original samples of work produced during the last five years
  • College or university transcript(s)
  • Three letters of reference from persons in a position to comment on your professional performance and potential for covering business and economic news

The program permits fellows to make whatever arrangements are deemed appropriate. Though applicants’ employers, except under unusual circumstances, should submit a letter supporting the application, applicants are not required to obtain formal employer approval.
All materials, including letters of reference, college transcripts, essays and work samples, should be compiled and submitted with a completed application form before or on the 15th August 2014, to:
Strathmore Business School
Ole Sangale Rd, Madaraka Est.
P.O Box 59857-00200 Nairobi, Kenya
Tel: +254-20-6003412/6004036/6007277

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