The Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship

Over the years, journalists have improved their investigative reporting skills through the Douglas Tweedale Memorial Fellowship. Some participants have focused on immigration, environment, science and technology or business reporting skills.

For the 2023 fellowship, ICFJ is pleased to continue the legacy of the program by offering training and support to Latin American journalists, focused on fact-checking and best practices for fighting disinformation. The fellowship will allow journalists in the region to enhance their skills and gain practical knowledge to apply within their own newsrooms. 

About the Fellowship

The fellowship program runs every other year. This year, the program will kick off with a webinar on disinformation and fact-checking best practices. Webinar participants will then have the chance to apply for an in-person study tour and newsroom attachment in the United States for three weeks. Two fellows will be selected. 

Apply to the Fellowship

This fellowship is designed for Latin American newsroom managers who are fluent in Spanish, and who are working at an independent news organization in the region. On a case by case basis, Latin American journalists residing in Spain and working on Latin American issues will be considered. Spanish journalists residing in Spain and working on Latin American issues may also be considered.  

Applications for the virtual webinar are open until September 14, 2023 at 11:59 pm EST. The link to apply can be found here.

To be considered, candidates should:

  • Having working proficiency in English
  • Be managers working at independent news organizations in Latin America
  • Have a demonstrated capacity for and/or interest in disinformation work within their current newsrooms 
  • Have a desire to develop strong professional skills and a self-starting attitude