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ICFJ Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship 2023 – Apply Here

ICFJ Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship 2023 – Apply Here. Applications are now open for the ICFJ Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship. See how to apply below and the requirements.

About International Center for Journalists (ICFJ)

International Center for Journalists is a non-profit, professional organization located in Washington, D.C., United States, that promotes journalism worldwide. Since 1984, the International Center for Journalists has worked directly with more than 70,000 journalists from 180 countries over 27 years.

Over the years, journalists have improved their investigative reporting skills through the Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship. Some participants have focused on immigration, environment, science and technology or business reporting skills.

For the 2023 fellowship, ICFJ is pleased to continue the legacy of the program by offering training and support to Latin American journalists, focused on fact-checking and best practices for fighting disinformation. The fellowship will allow journalists in the region to enhance their skills and gain practical knowledge to apply within their own newsrooms.

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The fellowship program runs every other year. This year, the program will kick off with a webinar on disinformation and fact-checking best practices. Webinar participants will then have the chance to apply for an in-person study tour and newsroom attachment in the United States for three weeks. Two fellows will be selected.

Requirements for ICFJ Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

This fellowship is designed for Latin American newsroom managers who are fluent in Spanish, and who are working at an independent news organization in the region. On a case-by-case basis, Latin American journalists residing in Spain and working on Latin American issues will be considered. Spanish journalists residing in Spain and working on Latin American issues may also be considered.

To be considered, candidates should:

  • Having working proficiency in English.
  • Be managers working at independent news organizations in Latin America.
  • Have a demonstrated capacity for and/or interest in disinformation work within their current newsrooms.
  • Have a desire to develop strong professional skills and a self-starting attitude.

How to Apply

Interested persons should CLICK HERE to apply.

Application Deadline

September 14, 2023

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