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2023 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship

  • Eligibility criteria:-
    – Open to women, non-binary and gender non-conforming journalists whose work focuses on human rights and social justice issues.
    – All applicants must be working journalists with at least three years of full-time, professional journalism experience. Internships and journalism-related work completed as a university student do not count as professional experience. Applicants may be affiliated or freelance journalists.
    – Applicants must speak, read, and write English fluently in order to fully participate in and benefit from the Fellowship.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target countries: Worldwide
  • Application language: English

The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is now accepting applications for the 2023 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship to provide academic and professional opportunities to advance the reporting skills of women and nonbinary journalists who focus on human rights and social justice. The Fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award (1998) winner Elizabeth Neuffer, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. In collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends, the IWMF started this program to honor Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.

The Neuffer Fellowship is designed for women, nonbinary or gender non-conforming journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media, either as a staff journalist or as a freelancer. All nationalities are welcome to apply but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

The Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and journalism internships at The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills. Past fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their byline through various media outlets.

See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Closed

Organisation: International Women’s Media Foundation

Deadline: 15/04/2022

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