ENVIRONMENTAL AND TRAVEL JOURNALISM PROGRAM - Participation Fee Required
February 6, 2018
Mossel Bay, South Africa
Type & Experience Level:
Externship - One to seven years
Mixed, Wildlife, Other
Learn how to research and produce written content, and receive guidance in establishing a successful career in the fields of environmental journalism and travel writing. Environmental journalism and travel writing are both powerful tools to advocate for the natural world and to inform the general public on ways to travel sustainably and how to best experience the wonders of nature. To be a successful environmental journalist you must have an understanding of current environmental concerns; be up to date with environmental policy decisions and organisations; understand scientific studies; have knowledge of historical environmental events, and above all else, possess an enquiring and curious mind. To make it in travel writing you must know how to market yourself properly and how to “move beyond your location”; to create compelling stories from your travels. Travel writing is a hugely competitive field and it is hard to break into this market. Come and learn invaluable new skills, revel in Africa’s unique environment and wildlife, experience firsthand what to expect as you embark upon a career as a journalist. Let Fiona Ayerst and her team show you how to put into words, the wonders and challenges of Africa. Learn how to become a successful and popular writer, setting yourself up for an incredible career of travel and adventure. You’ll have the career that everyone else dreams of.
You don’t need any experience or academic qualifications in journalism. A basic understanding on how to use a computer and the internet is preferable. The course is best suited to those that have an interest in further exploring the careers such as environmental journalism or travel/ features writer. However, anyone who wants to improve their writing skills whilst travelling around the Garden Route will enjoy the course.
About Africa Media
Africa Media is a wildlife and nature focused content creation company. We are located in the heart of South Africa, and enjoy incredible access to both the marine and terrestrial wonders of the African continent. Our core interest is in the production of unique and captivating wildlife and environmental content in either the written, photographic or video mediums.