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Munk School of Global Affairs fellowship in global journalism

http://munkschool.utoronto.ca/journalism/application.php

Applications open on October 3, 2012 and are due on February 11, 2013. We will interview a short-list of candidates by phone, and will advise successful candidates of their selection in April 2013.

Admission Requirements
We are recruiting only 15 Fellows from around the world—and we’re seeking something different than conventional journalism programs:

Specialization:

The relevant graduate degree, professional degree or work experience to report knowledgably on some aspect of business, economic, finance, related policy or related disciplines. We consider knowledge of these fields in the broadest terms—to include a very wide range of experience; if in doubt, please send us your application anyway.
The relevant graduate degree, professional degree or work experience to report knowledgably on some aspect of health, science or technology. We consider knowledge of these fields in their broadest terms—to include a very wide range of experience; if in doubt, please send us your application anyway.
Fellows who, with our support, are capable of working as reliable freelance reporters for major English-language news organizations from their first day in the program. Prior experience as a journalist is NOT necessary, but some specific qualities are: Read Qualifications to understand the kind of personality we’re seeking.

Written and spoken fluency in English.

Application Procedure and Materials
Once you have read Qualifications, and have decided to apply for this program, please follow the following three steps carefully.

Because of the limited number of spots available, please e-mail us before you begin your application to tell us you will be applying. Please send that e-mail to munk.journalism@utoronto.ca, under the subject line: “lastname, firstinitial prepping application”.

Please complete all of the following materials by February 11, 2013 and submit all of it as attachments or links, by e-mail, to munk.journalism@utoronto.ca. Please use the subject line “lastname, firstinitial application”. (If you are sending materials in more than one e-mail, please indicate the order using the following format in your subject-line, eg: “lastname, firstinitial application 1/2”; “lastname, firstinitial application 2/2”).

Resume or Curriculum Vitae
Official Academic Transcripts and/or Professional Designation. (PDF scan)
Official transcripts of your academic record from each university attended and/or an official record of your professional designation are required for admission. Please either scan or take a screen shot of your transcripts and/or designations, and attach them to the application. Applicants who attended universities outside North America must provide notarized English translations to accompany all documentation not written in English.
Two Story Proposals
Please identify two important stories in your field that have not received enough media coverage. Pitch each of those stories in a separate 200-word proposal, indicating why the story is important and some evidence for the story you are proposing.
One Fully-Reported Story, with visual treatment
Please report one of the stories, in written form. Please do not write an opinion-piece; we’d like to see a clear story that is well researched and reported, and that includes information obtained through on-the-record interviews with sources. 800-1000 words. (Stories that exceed this length will not be read.) In addition to the article, please include a brief written description of how you would treat this story in video / broadcast form. Specifically: what characters, what imagery and what narrative arc would best deliver this story to a viewer.
Additional Communications Examples
Please provide up to three other examples of your past writing or communications products in any format, including: blogs, articles, papers, video or audio. If you tweet, please tell us your handle.
Personal Essay
Why are you interested in this program, and what path—through your life and career—has brought you to the point where you wish to apply for it? (500 words)
Video Statement
Please record a maximum 60 second video of yourself explaining the path you hope your career will take after completing this program. Please post this at an on-line video-service like YouTube and include the link in your e-mail to us.
Statement of Integrity
Please print, sign, date and scan the following statement:

“I hereby certify that the information presented in my application is accurate, complete and honestly presented. I authorize the Fellowship in Global Journalism at the Munk School of Global Affairs to verify any aspect of my application and/or my credentials for admission. I understand and agree that any inaccurate information, misleading information, or omission will be cause for the rescission of any offer of admission, or for discipline or dismissal if discovered at a later date. This application is my own, honest statement to the Selection Committee for The Fellowship in Global Journalism.”

If your primary language is not English and you graduated from a non-Canadian university where the language of instruction and examination was not English, then you must demonstrate your facility in English using one of the following methods (Please click here for further information):

TOEFL iBT Test (min score): Total score of 100-120. Speaking 22-30.
TOEFL PBT Test (min score): Total score between 600-677. Min 5 on the Test of Written English (TWE).
IELTS min score between Band 7-9.
Three letters of recommendation are required, from referees who are familiar with your academic and/or professional work.

Please have your referees e-mail their letters directly to us at munk.journalism@utoronto.ca, using the subject line “candidate’s lastname, candidate’s first initial—reference”.
Your referees should attest to your knowledge of your subject matter and their experience of the personal qualities we expect in a Fellow (Please see Qualifications)

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