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DEADLINE: Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling
The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) in collaboration with ONE and the Elliott family seek entries for the annual Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling, honoring an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who strives to strengthen people's voices and improve their well-being. Deadline: Dec 15, 2019.
Mike served as a distinguished editor at The Economist, Newsweek and Time before becoming CEO of ONE. Last year, he had spoken of his dream to establish an award that would bring together his belief in great journalism with his commitment to progress in Africa.
This prestigious annual award honors an emerging journalist in Africa who tells important stories through quality reporting. In a special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner spends time in U.S. newsrooms to learn new skills and share knowledge. The winner will also complete a two-week internship at the headquarters of The Economist in London. To take full advantage of the tour, applicants must speak English, even if they work in another language. The winner also receives a US$5,000 cash prize to pursue an in-depth reporting project.