The ICIJ/Global Mail Investigative Journalism Fellowship
Are you an Australian journalist with the reporting tenacity, patience and inquiring mind to dig deeper than most? Do you have a burning idea for a public-interest journalism project to which you‘re unable to devote the necessary time because of your day job?
We want your well-developed idea for an innovative investigation. It should be a cross-border project; an international story with a strong Australian angle would be perfect. You need to have done some groundwork, enough to show there‘s a solid story there. When you write your fellowship proposal, think in terms of “proof of concept”, or book pitch. You need to be able to demonstrate that your idea has clear potential for powerful public-interest impact — and that the story is there to be revealed once you’ve got time and resources on your side.
With all that in mind, send us a brief outline of what you believe you can achieve given both the time to spend on the journalism and the backup resources (including research and data-visualisation development) from our team and the ICIJ’s. The fellowship is open to journalists at every level. Just convince us that you’re the person who will make the most of this opportunity.
Add any relevant examples from your portfolio. Applications via email preferred, to firstname.lastname@example.org. But if you want to go old-school: The Global Mail, Attn: Fellowship, R200, Royal Exchange, Sydney NSW 2000.
The Global Mail will contract the successful fellow on a fortnightly salary for one year, plus a one-off relocation allowance to move to Washington and work with ICIJ director Gerard Ryle and his team for 10 months. The remainder of the 12-month fellowship will be spent with The Global Mail in Sydney.
Applications close September 9. Shortlisted candidates will be contacted soon after, with a planned start date in the US of January 2014 for the successful candidate.