DEADLINE: CAJ/APTN Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
December 8, 2019

Journalists of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who are eligible to work in Canada and have a minimum of three years' professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.

Fellowship recipients will produce a 22-minute original investigative documentary providing information, analysis, and insight on an issue facing First Nation, Inuit or Métis Peoples in Canada.

The Fellowship for Indigenous Investigative Journalism will provide a 12-week paid placement with the award-winning APTN Investigates team based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the winter-spring of 2020. Audio-visual support, editing, legal support and mentorship will be provided by APTN.

Proposals must demonstrate an original idea, either a previously unexamined issue or a storyline that shines new light on a topic that involves or impacts First Nation, Inuit or Métis Peoples.

The Fellowship is open to reporters – both freelancers and staff reporters – with at least three years’ experience as a journalist.

The journalist and APTN will retain complete editorial control over the fellowship project.

The selection process is chaired by the Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ), to ensure the highest journalistic standards are upheld. The fellowship is administered and funded by APTN.

Deadline: 11:59 p.m. ET on December 8, 2019. CAJ announcement.

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