The Knight International Journalism Fellowships program makes tangible changes that improve the quality and free flow of news in the public interest around the world. Funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the year-long program sends international media professionals to countries where there are opportunities to promote reliable, insightful journalism that holds officials accountable.
Knight International Fellows work in these key regions: Asia/Pacific, Eurasia/Former Soviet Union, Latin America, Middle East/North Africa, and Sub-Saharan Africa.
Qualifications and Skills:
- Strong leadership qualities
- Fluency in the local language of the host country
- Demonstrated knowledge of project focus and experience in project medium/media
- Minimum of 10 years journalism experience
- Training experience is a plus – Fellowship is open to any nationality
- Fellowship duration is a minimum of one year
An orientation program for new Knight International Journalism Fellows providing information about the Fellowships and training in digital media, mentoring techniques and monitoring and evaluation methods will be conducted in February 2009.
To apply for a Fellowship, please visit our Web site at: http://www.knight.icfj.org/apply.
â€¢ Bangladesh. Project focus: Television programming and production. Criteria: In-depth broadcast journalism experience. Language requirement: Bangla/Bengali.
â€¢ El Salvador. Project focus: New media/radio. Criteria: Digital media and radio journalism experience. Language requirement: Spanish.
â€¢ India. Project focus: Environmental journalism. Criteria: In-depth environmental and science coverage experience. Language requirements: English (Hindi and/or Tamil preferred).
â€¢ Indonesia. Project focus: Digital media. Criteria: Digital media and print journalism experience. Language requirement: Bahasa.
â€¢ Montenegro. Project focus: Digital/convergence/Web development. Criteria: Print and television journalism experience, digital media development experience. Language requirement: Montenegrin/Serbo-Croatian/Croat-Serbian. â€¢ Philippines. Project focus: Digital/investigative/community journalism. Criteria: Print and radio journalism experience, digital medial experience. Language requirement: Filipino (based on Tagalog), English.
â€¢ Africa. Project Focus: Development Issues including agriculture, employment, microfinance and sanitation. Criteria: In-depth print and digital media experience. Language requirement: English, French or Kiswahili.
[a former member]
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