The International Center for Journalists with the Eleanor Crook Foundation has launched a new reporting fellowship program to help journalists in the U.S. and around the world gain a better understanding of COVID-19’s impacts on global hunger, malnutrition, and food security as well as opportunities to increase resilience for the most vulnerable populations in a post-pandemic world.
The fellowship program seeks to raise the profile of health and food security issues in the U.S. and elsewhere. It will kick off with four webinars on health- and nutrition-related issues.
Participants will be encouraged to produce stories based on lessons learned during the webinars.The fellowship program aims to engage journalists on global malnutrition which, today, is the leading cause of child deaths worldwide.
It will kick off with four webinars on global health- and nutrition-related issues. Participants will be encouraged to produce stories based on lessons learned during the webinars.
At the conclusion of the webinar series, ICFJ will implement subsequent program phases, including:
A reporting contest, with cash prizes for the top three participants;
U.S. and international reporters form teams to pitch joint reporting projects;
A team-building and planning webinar for 40 selected journalists;
Selection of eight to 10 of the proposed reporting projects for funding and mentorship.
- The program is open to journalists seeking to cover the nexus between COVID-19 and global health, including topics related to malnutrition, gender, and food security.
- At least three years of relevant experience and English-language proficiency are required.
- They are particularly interested in hearing from journalists based in the U.S., the U.K., and Sub-Saharan Africa, but interested journalists from around the world are encouraged to apply.
For more information, visit https://www.icfj.org/our-work/global-nutrition-and-food-security-reporting-fellowship