The 16-week long fellowship, which will commence on August 1, 2013, is designed to equip Kenyan journalists and infographic designers and developers with new skills to produce data driven long-form stories on health issues. The fellowship will explore reporting on malaria, family planning, maternal and child health, and HIV, and offers mid-career broadcast and print journalists an opportunity to take time out from the newsroom to enhance and polish their health and data journalism skills while engaging in high quality, high impact health journalism. During this fellowship, fellows will get an opportunity to learn how to access, mine, analyse, and visualise data using digital tools. They will also gain an appreciation of interconnections in data - with the ultimate aim of unearthing stories buried in data.
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Registration information: The fellowship is open to TV and print journalists as well as infographic designers and developers with at least three years’ experience working for or contributing to mainstream media in Kenya. Applicants should be able to demonstrate a deep interest in health and investigative journalism. Fellows are advised to send the below items to Rudy Mbaluku at firstname.lastname@example.org or hand-deliver to Internews in Kenya offices.
The following are required on application:
- A cover letter describing your reasons for applying, qualifications and career goals.
- Curriculum vitae.
- A personal statement detailing your experiences, why you qualify for the fellowship and what you aim to accomplish if you are awarded the fellowship. Include specific topics you would like to explore.
- Details of previous awards or fellowships.
- At least three samples of health stories published or broadcast.
- Two letters of support, one from a senior editor and another from a referee familiar with your work. Freelance journalists should send a letter of support from an editor or producer familiar with their recent work.
Internews Kenya website on June 27 2013.