50.50 feminist investigative journalism fellowship 2018 – England, United Kingdom (Funded)

Application Deadline: February 15th 2018

50.50 is the section of the independent media platform openDemocracy.net covering women’s rights, gender and sexuality. We are looking for two part-time feminist investigative journalism fellows to work with editors Claire Provost and Lara Whyte on in-depth and investigative reports for the series tracking the backlash against sexual and reproductive rights.


  • Fellows may be based anywhere in the world.
  • Previous experience in journalism, research, and multimedia storytelling is welcome. Most importantly, you are a creative, critical thinker and collaborative team player.
  • We’re looking for young women and trans writers, from anywhere in the world, with ideas and enthusiasm for original, feminist investigative journalism.
  • Applicants between the ages of 20 and 30 years old, living in sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America, are particularly encouraged to apply.


  • Fellowships will run for three months, and can begin in March or June 2018.
  • Each fellow will be expected to work with editors on 2-3 reports, and to prepare for and attend weekly (virtual) editorial meetings.
  • Fellows will be paid per story – up to £330 ($450) per report.
  • They will also receive ongoing mentorship and practical training.
  • Workshops will be arranged, where possible, on specific topics such as Freedom of Information requests, interview skills, and feature writing, depending on projects and fellows’ needs.

Application Procedure:

  • These are not full-time positions, and can run alongside other responsibilities.
  • They may suit freelancers or researchers wishing to pivot towards investigations. You should be able to dedicate approximately 7-8 hours to this fellowship each week.
  • You must be comfortable researching and writing in English (with other language skills of course welcome).
  • You must have reliable internet access and be able to join virtual meetings (for example via Skype).

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the 50.50 feminist investigative journalism fellowship 2018


  1. I heard your interview with the woman in Britian who is a spokesman for the new “mens movement” there. I thought she had some really good points. She made me really think about some of the real ramifications of feminism in our culture (negative) and the current backlash. Thanks for the interview

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