Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship Program for Minority Journalists

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The Bringing Home the World Fellowship helps U.S.-based minority journalists cover compelling yet under-reported international stories, increasing the diversity of voices in global news. The program helps level the playing field and redress the inequality minority journalists often face by giving them the opportunity to report from overseas and advance their careers.

Prior to the Fellows’ overseas travel, ICFJ will hold an intense orientation in early 2016, in Washington, D.C., to prepare them for their foreign reporting work. Each fellow is also paired with a mentor who provides guidance throughout the program. The Fellows’ depart for their reporting assignments between the months of June and August, depending on the destination and other factors. While overseas, the Fellows blog about their experiences and also share tidbits about their reporting assignments on social media including Twitter and Facebook.

Upon their return from abroad, fellows will be expected to complete their stories and publish or broadcast them by November 1, 2016. Their work will then appear in U.S. media outlets, as well as ICFJ’s online compendium of fellowship stories.

Applications are due Jan. 25, 2016. Click here to apply

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