The David Astor Journalism Awards Trust

Award Programmes

Each award winner takes part in a work experience programme, individually tailored to his or her particular professional development needs and interests, lasting three months. 

The award programmes are designed in consultation with the winner and their employer, but they all involve working with journalists from outside the award winnerís own country, usually in newsrooms in the UK and South Africa.

The general aim of these programmes is to expose the award winners to different news reporting environments and some of the special know-how, expertise and working practices of other, more seasoned journalists. 

They offer opportunities for the award winners to enhance their capabilities in ways that would not ordinarily be available to them, to broaden their professional outlook, and to develop useful new contacts.