Deadline: 4 July 2017
The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is inviting fellows for its program “Team Reporting Fellowship to El Salvador & Guatemala”. The program is part of the Adelante Latin America Reporting Initiative.
The IWMF will select five pairs of women journalists that will travel to San Salvador and Guatemala City for a cross-border reporting trip focused on underreported stories.
The work of the 51 IWMF Adelante Fellows has been published and aired by leading media outlets around the world. The IWMF will continue to lead reporting trips to Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Mexico-United States border until 2020.
- The trip will take place September 20 – October 7, 2017, which includes travel dates.
- All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, where they will complete a comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focused countries from September 21 to 24.
- Fellows then depart for six days of in-country independent reporting from San Salvador, El Salvador (September 25-30), followed by six days of in-country independent reporting from Guatemala City, Guatemala (October 1 to 6).
- Fellows will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.
- The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates.
- The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs.
- Visa costs will also be covered.
- Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.
- Reporting fellowships are open to women journalists of all nationalities.
- Affiliated or freelance women journalists currently working full time in the news media, with three (3) or more years of professional experience. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted online via given website.
For more information, please visit IWMF Call for Applications.