Internews invites to apply for data journalism fellowships.

 

 

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

“Cultivating Media Independence Initiative Activity in the Kyrgyz Republic”

(Media-K)

Bishkek, Kyrgyz Republic

 

Deadline: December 25, 2017, 16:00

Open to: Journalists, data journalism students from the Kyrgyz Republic

 

Internews invites journalists and students from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) Data Journalism Department in the Kyrgyz Republic to apply for data journalism fellowships.

 

The data journalism fellowships will support six fellows for up to a year to produce innovative data-driven stories that demonstrate the possibilities of the genre to other media and to the public. The fellows will work together as a data team at a media outlet (Media–K key partner which will be determined), and will receive additional training at various points over the fellowship to hone their skills, including a mandatory kick-off training in January and ongoing consultations from a regional data journalism expert.

 

The selected fellows will receive stipends of 3000 USD per year to cover their salaries for six months with a possibility of renewing for another six months, if performance and progress is satisfactory and previously set milestones are achieved.

 

The fellowships are expected to start in January, 2018.

 

Applicants will be selected based on the quality of their submitted portfolio, faculty and trainer recommendations, ideas for data journalism stories they would like to pursue, and a demonstrated willingness to work as a data journalist at an identified media outlet for a full year. Prior experience in online media and multimedia storytelling, as well as proficiency in Russian, Kyrgyz, and English is an advantage.

 

Expected results:

  • At least one data-driven story produced and published per month by the data team at a selected media outlet
  • Fellows acquire knowledge and practical skills on working with full data cycle (searching, acquiring, scraping, refining, analyzing, visualizing data)
  • Fellows know how to best engage online audiences with data-driven stories

 

 

Eligibility criteria:

  • Journalists based in Kyrgyzstan and students from the American University of Central Asia (AUCA) Data Journalism Department
  • Portfolio of submitted previous work (links to data driven stories)
  • Faculty/trainer recommendations
  • Ideas for data journalism stories they would like to pursue
  • Cover letter demonstrating willingness to work as a data journalist at an identified media outlet for a full year
  • Prior experience in online media and multimedia storytelling, as well as proficiency in Russian, Kyrgyz, and English is an advantage.

 

 

To apply, please, complete the online Application Form.

 

For any queries, contact Valentina Galich at vgalich@internews.org

 

The "Cultivating Media Independence Initiative” (Media-K) project is funded by USAID and implemented by Internews in the Kyrgyz Republic in partnership with FHI 360. The project is focused on increasing the professionalism and independence of media in the country to ensure that citizens of the Kyrgyz Republic have greater access to diverse and balanced information, are less vulnerable to media bias, and are empowered to make more informed civic decisions that reflect their communities’ priorities to best serve the public interest.

 

   

 

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