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The Immigration Journalism Fellowship

first_img Leave a Reply Cancel ReplyYou must be logged in to post a comment. +1 Deadline: 16 November 2011 12:00 pm estOpen to: journalists of any nationality with an interest in questions of immigration and integrationFellowship: $10,000 for their work to be completed over 4-6 month periodThe recent global recession has brought immigration and integration issues back into the spotlight, especially in Europe and the United States. Yet, with media outlets facing drastic job and budget cuts, it has become more challenging for journalists to undertake in-depth or investigative reporting projects on immigration.With the generous support of the Ford Foundation, the French-American Foundation is launching the Immigration Journalism Fellowship. This Fellowship aims to provide media professionals with the financial means to produce objective and challenging material on one of the most heated and controversial contemporary issues. The French American Foundation will pay special attention to innovative and groundbreaking material. We are looking for visionary, uncovered and meaningful stories with the potential to advance public debate. Both creative content and format will draw our particular attention. All types of stories will be considered (local, global, cultural, economic, etc.), as long as they comply with journalism ethics of fairness and responsibility. At the end of the fellowship, selected fellows will be invited to attend a closing ceremony in New York.EligibilityThe French-American Foundation and its Media Advisory Committee will consider media professionals:from all types of media (print, web, broadcast, documentary, etc.);with a minimum of three years of professionalism journalism experience and outstanding achievements in the field;of all nationalities (note that the work produced as part of the fellowship must be published in the United States or in Europe);with the ability to work  in either English or French (the final work must be published in English or French);with a prior commitment from a media organization to publish the work produced.FellowshipThe French-American Foundation will award fellows up to $10,000 for their work, to be completed over a 4-6 month period. Please note that the fellowship will not pay salaries for journalists on the program but will offer the possibility of a stipend. In addition, it will not cover the costs of a traveling companion, and each fellow can only obtain financing for one project at a time.ApplicationApplications will be evaluated according to the proposed reporting projects’:originality and innovation;potential for a tangible and lasting impact on journalists and the general public;potential for adaptation to different media (video, podcasts, radio, etc.).Journalists can apply individually, but publications and media organizations are encouraged to submit the names of journalists. Teams of up to three journalists can also apply for a single fellowship and share the funds towards completing their project. Freelancers are eligible to apply as well.Download application materials.The zip file contains a Checklist & Instructions PDF that applicants should read first, along with four forms: the General Information Form, Project Synopsis Form, Work Sample Form and Budget Form. Once your application is ready, submit it here. The application deadline is Wednesday, 16 November 2011, 12:00 pm est.Contact [email protected] with any questions.The Official Webpage  Tweet Similar Stories ATLAS CORPS PROGRAMS LinkedIn 0 African Liberty Writing Fellowship 2021 for Young Writers Google PhD Fellowship Program for graduate studentscenter_img Pocket Reddit The Immigration Journalism Fellowship September 22, 2011 Published by Site Default Share 0 ← STARS Foundation’s Impact Awards 2012 Leiden University Excellence Scholarship programme 2011/2012 →last_img read more