Nia Tero is proud to announce a call for applications for the next Pasifika Journalism Fellowship cohort to support Native and Indigenous-led news reporting in the Pacific Islands.
The Pasifika Journalism Fellowship supports Indigenous journalists as individuals or pairs on stories in the Pacific that cover critical topic areas surrounding what they call “Indigenous guardianship” – Indigenous peoples’ sovereign, collective care for thriving homelands and waters. Issues can thus span topics of Environment, Identity, Oceans, Sustainability, and Culture, though they preference stories or issues that are directly tied to Pacific Islanders’ vision to sustain the thriving island and ocean places they are a part of.
Selected fellows receive a $6000 USD stipend and attend up to 6 virtual gatherings that support fellows in their growth as journalists and the development of their story. These virtual gathering include program facilitators and invited guests in the journalism industry to build the fellows’ networks within the industry and throughout the Pacific.
- Interested applicants can apply individually or as a pair.
- Emerging journalists and students with at least 2 years of experience, who identify as Indigenous or as a Native person from the Pacific Islands, are encouraged to apply for this fellowship.
- Applicants will be asked to prepare a project proposal and budget on a story that features Pasifika peoples and their relationship in areas surrounding guardianship, such as: Environment, Identity, Oceans, Sustainability, and Culture.
- This fellowship is open to all forms of journalism, which include, but are not limited to: broadcast, written, print, online, video, and photojournalism.
Criteria for Fellow selection:
- Did they summarize the story proposal
- Is there a clear audience for the story
- Is there a need to tell the story
- Does the applicants previous experience align with fellowship
For more information, visit https://www.niatero.org/fellowships/creative/pasifika-journalism