The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

Reporters selected for The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship will spend three weeks in the United States focusing on their specialty reporting areas.

The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship helps Latin American journalists improve their digital skills in specialty reporting in areas such as immigration, environment, science and technology or business and personal finance, through a three-week long program in the United States.

The fellowship program will begin with a three-day orientation and professional program for the participants in Washington, D.C. The agenda in Washington will focus on the fellows’ specialty reporting areas, including appointments with digital media experts, think tanks and top journalists who cover the issue. The journalists then will depart for a two-week assignment in the newsroom of a Spanish- or English-language media organization in the United States, where they will conduct reporting in the specialty area or will develop the project they proposed when they applied to the program.

Application and selection

The International Center for Journalists will offer the fellowship to two journalists from Latin America to enhance and polish their skills in the United States in the fall of 2015. We will look for early- to mid-career journalists working at independent news organizations, including print, radio, television or online media in Latin America who have an interest in new, digital media. They should be committed to excellent in journalism, journalism in a democratic society, and dedicated to developing strong professional skills. They should outline what specialized topical area of reporting they want to strengthen -- such as business, environmental, health and science -- and what technical skills they want to improve -- such as data visualization or customizing content for smart phones. Applicants should also propose a project that they wish to develop during the program. This might or might not include a reporting project.

Applicants must demonstrate enough proficiency in the English language to function and work in an English language environment.

Program Orientation: October 14 - 16, 2015

Program Attachment: October 16 - 30, 2015

Application deadline: July 6, 2015

We are no longer accepting applications for this program.

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