Call for Proposals: Persephone Miel Fellowship for Media Professionals in USA, 2014

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The Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Inter news is offering Persephone Miel Fellowship for a reporting project. This fellowship is available to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the USA and to those who are seeking to report from their home country. Women and journalists from developing countries are encouraged to apply. Applications should be submitted by February 14, 2014.

Study Subject (s): Fellowship is awarded for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media.
Course Level: Fellowship is available for a reporting project.
Scholarship Provider: The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting and Inter news
Scholarship can be taken at: USA

Eligibility: The Persephone Miel fellowships are open to all journalists, writers, photographers, radio producers or filmmakers, staff journalists as well as freelancers and media professionals outside the U.S. who are seeking to report from their home country. Women and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply. Applicants must be proficient in English.

Scholarship Open for Students of Following Countries: Citizens of outside the USA are eligible for this Persephone Miel fellowship. Women and journalists from developing countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Scholarship Description: The fellowship, overseen by the Pulitzer Center in collaboration with Inter news, is designed to help media professionals outside of the United States do the kind of reporting they’ve always wanted to do and enable them to bring their work to a broader international audience. The fellowship will benefit those with limited access to other fellowships and those whose work is not routinely disseminated internationally.

Number of award(s): Not Known

Duration of award(s): Not Known

What does it cover? The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting will provide a travel grant of $5000 for a reporting project on topics and regions of global importance, with an emphasis on issues that have gone unreported or under-reported in the mainstream media. Specific grant terms are negotiated during the application process based on the scope of proposed work and intended outcomes. Payment of the first half of the grant is disbursed prior to travel, upon receipt of required materials and the second half on submission of the principal work for publication/broadcast. Before beginning the travel project the Persephone Miel Fellow will come to Washington, DC, to meet with Pulitzer Center staff and journalists and take part in a 2-day workshop on the pending project and strategies for placement and outreach. The Pulitzer Center will provide $2500 to cover travel expenses associated with the Washington workshop.

Selection Criteria: The Persephone Miel fellowship recipient will be selected by the Pulitzer Center in consultation with Internews. Selection will be based on the strength of the proposed topic and the strength of the applicant’s work as demonstrated in their work samples. The Pulitzer Center is looking for projects that explore systemic issues in the applicant’s native country and that provide an overarching thesis, rather than individual spot-reports from the field.

Notification: Winner will be announced by mid March.

How to Apply: The mode of applying is online.

Scholarship Application Deadline: The deadline for applications is February 14, 2014.

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