Deadline: August 31, 2021

Applications are open for the Nigeria Health Watch Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2021. As part of Nigeria Health Watch’s Solutions Journalism Africa Initiative project supported by the Solutions Journalism Network, they work with Newsrooms and individuals to spread the practice of solutions journalism in Nigeria. They train them to understand why solutions journalism matters and support them to produce stories.

They are currently working with 10 newsrooms across Nigeria and will be onboarding 10 fellows as part of the initiative. Like Journalists from the newsrooms, the fellows will be trained to understand how to produce solutions stories and supported to produce their own over the period of the fellowship (11 months).

Benefits

  • Grant to produce any story of your choice (stories must be human interest and have health angles).
  • Remote support from a mentor to produce your proposed stories.
  • Editorial freedom to work on your project using your preferred format (video, photography, audio, text, animation, etc).
  • Access to exclusive workshops + webinars to hone your solutions journalism and storytelling skills.
  • Access to a global network of solutions journalists and storytellers. 
  • Opportunity to publish stories in media outlets outside Nigeria.
  • Priority in accepting and commissioning your pitches for publication on Nigeria Health Watch website after your fellowship is over.

Eligibility

  • Applicant should be affiliated with a media organisation or a freelancer;
  • Be passionate about telling stories of efforts to respond to various social problems especially around health;
  • Be able to tell compelling stories using multiple formats (In addition to writers, they want photojournalists, documentary photographers, podcasters, documentary video makers, graphic animators)
  • Be already familiar with the solutions journalism framework or interested to learn about it;
  • Be willing and available to commit to the fellowship schedule (training, mentoring and periodic check-ins).

Application

  •  Register to attend an information session where they will introduce solutions journalism (They recommend attending this session if you are not familiar with Solutions Journalism).
  • After attending the info session, you can apply here before the deadline (5pm, August 31, 2021).

For more information, visit Solutions Journalism Fellowship.

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