ICFJ fellowship for minority journalists open




Journalists of color can apply for a fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) is accepting applications for its International Reporting Fellowship, which offers minority journalists in the United States the opportunity to play an important role in covering international developments.

Communities of color rarely receive coverage of global issues that directly affect their lives, from the migration of jobs overseas to wars fought by minorities serving in the U.S. military. This program aims to level the playing field, sending well-briefed journalists of color overseas to report on important issues that resonate in their communities.

Since 2010, the program has sent journalists on reporting trips to countries including Japan, Borneo, Mexico, Pakistan, South Africa, China and Brazil, from where they contributed stories to both their media outlets in the Unites States and to the fellows’ Tumblr blog.

The 2014 fellowship is sponsored by the Ford Foundation, with additional funding from the Samuel I. Newhouse Foundation and United Airlines.

The application deadline is Feb. 24.

For more information, click here.

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