Deadline extended: Personal finance e-learning course for Hispanic journalists

by Monica Bentivegna
May 28, 2009 in Miscellaneous

Hispanic and US journalists covering Hispanic issues in the United States and Puerto Rico can now apply for an online training program on personal finance reporting. Participants will learn topics ranging from credit and lending, housing and mortgages to retirement planning and investing, among other issues. Deadline: June 8.

The Personal Finance Reporting program will be administered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) from June 15 to September 14 and the courses will be held in English and Spanish, with a different trainer for each course.

The course will be divided into three parts: a six-week online course in personal financial journalism, a six-week online mentoring period and a final week of online training where participants will upload their stories to the distance learning platform and/or provide online links to them.

The course is free of charge, but the space is limited. Journalists are encouraged to apply soon.

Three participants will receive a McGraw-Hill Personal Finance Award and cash prizes of US$2,000, US$1,000 and US$500. The winners will also participate in the McGraw-Hill Forum for Hispanic Financial Literacy.

To register, please follow the instructions below to submit your application:

  1. Visit https://e-learn.icfj.org.
  2. Click on the application link in the language that you prefer (English or Spanish).
  3. Login using your e-learn account. If you don't have an account, click "Create new account" to register. After you register, you will need to check your email to confirm your account.

For more information, contact Natasha Tynes at ntynes@icfj.org or click here to learn more about the course.