Apply Now for Two New Media Grants!

IRP inaugurates two exciting new international reporting programs: New Media Fellowships and New Media Journalists Trips

Religion Fellows 2013

October 15, 2012

The International Reporting Project (IRP) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for two new kinds of global reporting grants in 2013. For the first time in IRP’s history, each of these two new fellowship programs will be open to non-US media professionals as well as to US citizens.

In addition to these two new programs, additional IRP reporting fellowships on specialized topics may be announced soon. Watch our web site for news and updates! 

Here are the details of the two new programs in 2013. Qualified applicants may apply to either or both programs:

IRP New Media Fellowships 2013

Application deadline: December 7, 2012

A healing service at the New Light Zion Church in Manzini, Swaziland.

Photo: Alex Gallafent

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 the United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Australia, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa, 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. 

Learn more or apply now!

IRP New Media Journalists Trip to India

Examining Child Survival, February 17-27, 2013

Application deadline: December 10, 2012

Children of a migrant community working at a brick kiln near Bishanpur in Darbhanga district are vaccinated by a polio vaccination team.

Photo: "We - the solution" on Flickr

In 2013 the IRP will offer three separate reporting trips of 8 to 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 on February 17-27, 2013.

Priority for these trips will be given to journalists and influential media practitioners from the following countries:  United States, Brazil, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Spain, Tanzania and United Kingdom.

The trip will focus on issues of child survival in India. Among the topics we will examine are the development of vaccines, child malnutrition, tuberculosis, polio, HIV/AIDS, maternal health, access to clean water and hygiene, privatization of health care and its affect on child survival, and the impact of agricultural and rural development on child survival. 

Learn more or apply now!

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