Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship Opens

Joyce Barnathan, President, ICFJ
Joyce Barnathan, President, ICFJ

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), in partnership with the Children’s Investment Fund Foundation (CIFF) and Fundação Maria Cecilia Souto Vidigal, is accepting applications for its Early Childhood Development Reporting Fellowship.

Open to journalists from Bangladesh, Brazil, India, Kenya, Nigeria and Tanzania, Fellows will receive training, mentoring and financial support to produce stories on nutrition and early-childhood development in the course of the year-long programme. Journalists from radio, broadcast, print, and online news outlets are eligible for the Fellowship.

ICJF disclosed that two more groups of fellows will be selected over the next two years adding that the goal of the fellowships is to improve news coverage of child health and to form a global network of reporters covering this critically-important issue.

Interested applicants are expected to fill a Fellowship application and attach stories on early-childhood development. Applicants are also expected to have a reporting-project proposal that outlines story ideas the Fellow will pursue and a reporting and publishing/broadcasting plan.

The Fellowship is open to journalists covering issues of child health and development for news outlets based in the listed countries.

To participate, successful applicants must be employed by a news outlet or have a commitment to publish/broadcast from a news outlet and must be proficient in English.

Winners will be selected by an international panel of judges that includes media professionals and representatives from ICFJ and CIFF.

Interested journalists have until 11:59p.m. U.S. Eastern time, March 4, 2018 to submit their entries. To apply for the Fellowship, please click here.