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The Whole Story: Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship

Key Information

  • Eligibility: 
    • A prospective fellow may have any level of experience in any medium, but must be based in Kenya or Nigeria, with a project focused on any of these countries, and:
      • Actively working in journalism as:
        • a journalist, either employed by a news organization or freelance;
        • an educator teaching journalism; or
        • another type of journalism creative or product innovator.
      • Should be registered on SJN’s website.
      • Trained in solutions journalism, or committed to taking a training session before the start of the Solutions Journalism Africa Fellowship.
      • Applying as an individual — not a team or an organization. If teams from a platform are applying, one person must serve as the contact/lead person for the fellowship duration.
  • Funding amount:  $2,000
  • Category: Fellowship 
  • Target countries: Kenya and Nigeria
  • Application languages: English
The Solutions Journalism Network’s Africa Initiative is seeking applications from individuals who want to start (or upgrade) a solutions journalism-focused project or art project that is based in, or focused on, Kenya and Nigeria.
The fellow will be part of a cohort of 10 fellows (five from Kenya and five from Nigeria) who will:
  • Pioneer a community of media innovators, journalists, photographers and artists who create new ideas, coverage or platforms that enhance solutions journalism for Africa, by Africans.
  • Receive training in skills relevant to your project proposal — audience/community engagement, impact reporting, revenue generation and sustainability within Africa’s context.
  • Gain access to and collaborate with the Africa Initiative cohort of 20 newsrooms and two implementing partners spread across four countries. Outside the continent, you are guaranteed access to SJN staff members and the network of more than 5,000 journalists worldwide.


See here to learn more and apply.

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing


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