ICFJ Calls for Entries for Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship

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Luis Botello, Senior Program Director, International Center for Journalists
Luis Botello, Senior Program Director, International Center for Journalists

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF), is calling for applications for the Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship. The Fellowship is to improve news coverage of child health and form a global network of reporters covering this critically important issue.

Journalists covering issues of child health and development for news outlets based in Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania can apply for the Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship. It is open to journalists from broadcast, print, and online mediums.

Interested applicants must have previous experience covering early childhood development issues, but journalists who currently cover health or nutrition-related topics and are interested in increasing their coverage of children’s issues are welcome to apply.

Applicants must be employed by a news outlet or have a commitment to publish/broadcast from a news outlet to participate. Applicants must be proficient in English. Stories submitted may be written in applicant’s native language; however, reporting project proposals must be submitted in English

During the year-long program, ten fellows will receive training, mentoring and financial support to produce stories on nutrition and early-childhood development.

The program also includes two reporting trips. ICFJ will send all fellows to a country that is implementing a successful and innovative approach to supporting childhood development. The fellows will meet with early childhood development experts in the field and will produce stories with the help of their mentors.

Interested applicants must complete a Fellowship application; include a resume or CV, examples of stories produced on early-childhood development, a reporting project proposal that outlines story ideas the Fellow will pursue and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan

Entries must be submitted on or before August 6, 2017

For more information, click: http://www.icfj.org/childhealthfellowship