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ClimateTracker / Open Society Foundations Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship 2022


Deadline: September 23, 2022

Applications are open for the ClimateTracker/Open Society Foundations Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship 2022. Join the Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship to learn and publish stories about finding solutions that address the root causes of climate change while addressing a broad range of social problems. , racial and environmental that exist.

Over the course of 6 months, each of the selected fellows will learn from a range of environmental, storytelling and journalism experts, while practically applying their learning in stories aimed at sharing national and regional debates on climate justice, with the primary intent and focus on publishing hard-hitting stories about climate justice.

With 1-1 access to experts and mentorship, selected fellows will also participate in a series of workshops to develop their climate justice knowledge and journalism skills. Additionally, this team of Caribbean journalists will have the chance to put what they have learned into practice, engaging in new media journalism, through podcasts, social media stories and newsletters. This Fellowship will take a holistic and career-building perspective by actively integrating Fellows in building a fruitful community for Caribbean journalists, storytellers, and climate communicators.

Advantages

  • Monthly allowance
  • Global exposure of your profile and stories
  • Networking opportunities
  • 1-1 training with technical experts and climate journalists

Eligibility

You are eligible if you are:

  • A Caribbean journalist interested in covering climate justice;
  • A Caribbean journalist with some experience covering environmental issues but who needs guidance and training to report on climate justice;
  • A Caribbean journalist with a few publications under her belt, interested in gaining knowledge and certification in climate justice;
  • A Caribbean Journalism, Media or Communications student with at least 1 year of reporting or publishing experience already done within the past year, looking for an opportunity to increase your knowledge and publishing profile;
  • Able to commit to at least fortnightly group and one-on-one meetings with your team and mentor, respectively;
  • Able to commit to attending training sessions;
  • Between 18 and 35 years old.

Expectations

  • As a selected fellow, you will be supported to publish a climate justice story in local media each month during the fellowship. These stories can incorporate written, audio, photo or video journalism.
  • You will need to pitch each story to your journalism mentor each month, before working on your story.
  • You will be required to attend:
    • Group calls
    • Training sessions
    • 1-1 calls with your mentor
  • You will work alongside the Climate Tracker team to organize and drive new media engagements through:
    • Podcast episodes
    • Instagram LIVE Sessions
    • Twitter spaces
    • Contributions to the newsletter
  • During the last 2 months of the fellowship, you will have the chance to publish a final collaborative story. You will be partnered with 2 other Fellows from other countries and will be challenged to collaboratively present, investigate, co-author and publish an insightful story on climate justice that can be published simultaneously by each Fellow.

Application

To apply, simply tell ClimateTracker how this scholarship could potentially benefit you and your career.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Caribbean Climate Justice Journalism Fellowship.