The International Reporting Project (IRP) has announced that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in its history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.
IRP New Media Fellowships
In 2013, the IRP will offer up to six year-long reporting fellowships to influential journalists and media figures who are actively engaged in the new media landscape, using new media and multimedia tools, with strong ties to a social media community, in order to support reporting projects on issues related to health, development, and innovation in the developing world.
Priority for these 12-month reporting grants will be given to journalists and other new-media practitioners from sub-Saharan Africa , the US, Brazil, France, Germany, Australia, India, Indonesia and the UK but applications from other countries and regions are welcomed.
IRP New Media Fellows should propose producing both short-form and long-form reports in a variety of media, such as regular blog posts, tweets, video blogs, slideshows on Storify or Flickr, multimedia series, video documentaries, as well as in-depth stories online, in print, radio or television media. Multimedia productions are encouraged.
Application deadline is 7 December 2012.
IRP New Media Journalists Trip to India
In 2013, the IRP will offer three separate reporting trips of 8-10 days each for US and international new media journalists, to report on important global health and development issues in one country.
The first of those trips will be to India from 17-27 February 2013 on examining child survival. Future trips in 2013 will be to South Africa in July and to Brazil in November.
Priority for these trips will be given to journalists and influential media practitioners from South Africa, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, Tanzania, the US, Brazil, France, Germany, Spain, and the UK.
The trip will focus on issues of child survival in India. Among the topics it will examine are the development of vaccines, child malnutrition, tuberculosis, polio, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, access to clean water and hygiene, privatisation of health care and its effect on child survival, and the impact of agricultural and rural development on child survival.
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