Through an impact-driven fellowship, the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications (GSMC), with assistance from the German Development Bank (KfW), aims to enhance high-quality climate change reporting in East Africa.
This fellowship titled Excellence in Journalism will see 30 successful applicants undergo an 8-week programme which will support them with funding to do and publish quality stories. The programme will also provide training to build their capacity, and mentorship from journalism and environmental experts to guide them on the journey.
Applications will involve identification of a unique, emergent, or prevalent climate change concern which may be under reported along with a comprehensive execution plan. Successful candidates will be expected to conduct research and interviews, build multimedia stories and have their tales
- Successful applicants may receive up to $700 in financial support to complete their story.
- Open to journalists from across the East Africa Community member states including Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Burundi.
- Stories should demonstrate clear understanding of the climate change issue being reported, have depth, be original and authentic, meet journalistic standards and provide pointers to possible solutions.
Application includes the following:
- Personal contact information
- Story idea and proposal: Provide a brief of the story you intend to report about and explain how you intend to execute it (maximum 200 words)
- Indicate the media outlet where you intend to have it published
- Commitment from the editor that the story will be published
- Two references
- An updated copy of your CV/Resume