Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence 2021: Transformation

Publish Date: Apr 04, 2021

Deadline: Apr 09, 2021

Our world looks very different today to how it did a year ago, and no doubt it will look very different again when we eventually emerge from this pandemic. No aspect of our lives will be left unchanged by the events of the year gone by. The Fellowship, however, is still looking for stories that reveal something new about the world – or that reveal the familiar in a new light.

We are awarding 10 Fellowships to journalists from Central, Eastern and South-Eastern Europe who have an idea for a story that needs dedicated on-the-ground reporting, in-depth research, generous funding and sustained editorial attention to do it justice.

Applications are solicited under this year’s theme, Transformation. Successful applicants will be chosen by an independent committee to take part in our ten-month programme for professional development, culminating in the production of a compelling longform story to be published by BIRN and its media partners.

The Fellowship provides:

  • a bursary of €3,000
  • the chance to improve your reporting skills by working in close collaboration with world-class editors
  • ongoing mentoring and support from BIRN’s leading regional journalistic network, present in 14 countries of the Central and SEE region
  • the opportunity to participate in an introductory seminar focused on reporting and storytelling techniques
  • the chance to win additional awards worth between 3.000 and 1.000 euros for the best three stories
  • worldwide publication of reports in local languages and English through our network of media partners
  • membership of the Fellowship alumni network, designed to support networking between fellows who have participated in the programme since 2007

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