Application Deadline: February 29, 2024
Applications are now open for the 2024 International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) Knight Fellowship. The fellowships are made possible by the longtime support of the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
The one-year fellowship program nurtures groundbreaking media projects that address challenges in the fellows’ home regions and helps share those innovations internationally. In 2024, the ICFJ Knight Fellows will include one or two U.S.-based fellows to focus on the intersection of international and U.S. information needs.
- How AI can serve journalism
- Creating communities and resources for journalists in exile
- Serving the information needs of diaspora communities in the United States
- Combating disinformation, especially around elections
- Covering climate change innovatively
- Creating networks of shared services or infrastructure to help independent journalism thrive
The fellowship seeks to empower journalists with the resources, mentorship, and time to bring their innovative ideas to life.
ICFJ invites applications from established journalists with a track record of impactful journalistic work. This is not a U.S.-based residential fellowship. Fellows will be based in their home countries, except for exiled journalists. The program is particularly interested in projects that leverage innovative approaches and technologies to address specific issues in the local media landscape.
Fellows will be provided with a monthly honorarium and professional expenses so they make their fellowship projects their primary focus. Work outside the fellowship that relates to or feeds into the project is allowed.
- The successful applicant will receive funding support, mentorship, and access to a network of media professionals.
- The fellowship also includes opportunities for training and international exposure, ensuring that the fellow can make a substantial impact in their local media environment and sustain the project beyond the fellowship period.
- Applicants are required to submit a detailed project proposal outlining their project’s objectives, the innovative elements of their approach, and the expected outcomes.
- A draft budget for the project is also required.
- Applicants should also demonstrate how their past work supports their proposed fellowship project and a plan for sustaining the project when their fellowship ends.
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