Leading Change Journalism Bursaries 2016 for Young Leaders from Commonwealth Countries.

Application Deadline: 28th of February 2016.

Five Leading Change Journalism Bursaries will be awarded to one young person aged 18-30 in each Commonwealth region, who is keen to develop their journalism skills and experience while building a portfolio.

Up for grabs in 2016 is up to £900 for each of five Commonwealth regions; Africa, Asia, Canada and Europe, Caribbean and Americas and Pacific.

Application Procedure:

To be considered for the bursary, tell us how you would use the money to create content for Leading Change – whether it’s written articles, photo-journalism, radio or video content. You can send your pitch in any format – from a Word doc to a short video.

Your pitch

It may help to bear in mind the following questions when you pitch:

  • What are the stories you’d like to cover?
  • Who are the people you’d like to feature?
  • Which places are you reporting from – and how will you give a sense of those places to people who’ve never been there?
  • How many stories can you produce, in what format and at what intervals between March and December 2016?
  • Why would these stories be interesting to young leaders in the Commonwealth?
  • What could people learn from these stories? And how might they inspire their audience?
  • What is the total bursary amount you are applying for and the breakdown of use?

Send your pitch in an email with the subject ‘Leading Change Journalism Bursary’ to [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Leading Change Journalism Bursary


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