Trace Investigative Reporting Fellowship Opens

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Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder, Trace Foundation
Alexandra Wrage, President and Founder, Trace Foundation

TRACE Foundation, in partnership Alfred Friendly Press Partners, is calling for entries for TRACE investigative reporting fellowship from investigative journalists from around the world.

TRACE will sponsor two fellowships for journalists dedicated to investigative reporting. Through its Foundation, supports projects that encourage greater commercial transparency.

The fellowship programme begins with a three-week orientation and training seminar at the Missouri School of Journalism in Columbia, Missouri, designed to prepare the fellows – both personally and professionally – for the challenges of living and working in the United States.

 Topics for seminars and hands-on training include ethics, writing, editing, multimedia reporting, investigative reporting and data journalism. At the middle of the programme, fellows and staff come together for advanced training sessions. Fellows join the staff of one or more major U.S. media outlets for five months.

A final seminar in Washington allows them to compare and evaluate their experiences and discuss their impressions of the American media, and to learn and practice presentations to make in their home countries to share what they’ve learned with colleagues.

The fellowship covers all costs of programme-related international and domestic U.S. travel, health insurance and provides a monthly stipend to cover basic living expenses. It is highly recommended that fellows bring additional money with them. While family members may visit for up to one month, they cannot accompany the fellow for the duration of the fellowship.

The TRACE Foundation was established to promote, support and fund research, investigative journalism, publications, videos and related projects that encourage greater commercial transparency and advance anti-bribery education.

Applications close on September 16, 2019.

For additional information visit our website at www.presspartners.org and the TRACE Foundation website