Print journalism placements

Print and online journalism in Ghana


Ghana is West Africa's most stable and democratic country and a great place to work in a media industry that is relatively young, fast growing and incredibly vibrant. Our print and online journalism placements in Ghana are based in the beautiful provincial town of Cape Coast.

We work with a variety of publications that report to larger media companies based in Ghana's capital city Accra but our main placement is a regional newspaper published in Cape Coast and circulated around the Central Region.

Depending on your background and experience, you will start by working alongside a staff journalist at one of our partner publications learning how to write a feature, the secrets of interviewing and much more. You will spend time on assignment with your Ghanaian partner co-researching and co-writing features or news reports, submitting them before the critical deadline. Your partner will work with you to ensure that you have an understanding of the tools you will need - page layout software etc, as well as give you an understanding of the rules and regulations journalists in Ghana must stick to.

Once you have demonstrated that you can work independently, you will then be set your own assignments to research.

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Combining projects


The print media projects can be combined with the radio and / or TV broadcast media placements in Cape Coast. We recommend at least a month on each placement.

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Contact us to chat about which programme would be best for you.

Accommodation on this project is with families, usually sharing with another volunteer. For more click here>>

Your role


Researching the news wires for international events
Attending local press briefings and conferences
Interviewing members of the public and prominent people
Writing and editing
Page layout

Requirements


A serious interest in journalism
Good conversational English
Good ICT skills, particularly use of word and excel
Minimum age 17 years old (no maximum age)

This project is suitable for:


Gap year students
Media students
Graduates
Career breakers and those looking to try a career in media
media internships
Experienced journalists looking to expand their portfolio

Previous experience of media is not necessary but the projects are tailored to your interests and experience. We will ask for a CV and examples of previous published work. If you haven't had anything published, the editors of the publications will usually set you an assignment so that they can gauge your writing style and ability to work to assignment.

Project start dates


Every Friday

Please aim to arrive on a Thursday afternoon or Friday morning so that your induction can be conducted on Friday. You can arrive on other days by appointment but additional fees may apply. Please avoid arriving on a weekend. Accommodation spaces throughout the year are limited so reserve your space now.

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  Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
2017 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2018 £995 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,095 £1,195 £1,195 £1,095 £1,095 £995 £895
2019 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £995 £895

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All costs shown above are for one month. Additional months can be added for £595.

What's included



Donation to the project
Your accommodation
UK support
(including comprehensive predeparture information and briefing)
Airport pick-up
Local induction
Basic language course
Local overseas support
Your food
(in project accommodation)

What's not included



Flights
Insurance
Spending money
Visas
Inoculations
Food during weekend if travelling independently