Deadline: 14 September 2019
InfoNile is currently inviting journalists of all ages in the Nile Basin countries to submit proposals for in-depth investigative multimedia journalism stories on adaptation and mitigation solutions to climate change in cities of the Nile Basin. These stories are part of a series of stories focusing on climate change solutions and will also feed into a final data journalism project including interactive maps and stories.
The Nile Basin hosts some of the world’s most rapidly urbanizing cities. Story pitches should focus on innovative adaptation/mitigation solutions to climate change in cities in the journalist’s home country.
While much has been said about the global science of climate change, InfoNile wants applicants to connect the science, theory and country-level data to the reality of how people in their country are being affected on a daily basis – and how they are coming up with innovative solutions.
Although some actions in Nile basin cities are contributing to climate change, individuals and organizations within these cities are also implementing extraordinary initiatives to fight climate change. And some of these projects are working.
Questions to answer in applicants story:
- Which scalable project is serving as an innovative model for tackling climate change in your city?
- How does it work?
- What data or other evidence can you find that proves this initiative is working?
- How can it be replicable and sustainable in other African cities?
Applicants story pitch should also contain a plan to integrate data analysis and visualization of climate change issues on different sectors or topics relevant to story; i.e. energy, agriculture, food security, water, land, disasters, health, livelihoods, etc. “Geo-coded” or geographical data is the most preferred, since they will use it to create interactive maps and visualizations. However, please feel free to integrate any other sources of credible data.
The output should be an in-depth multimedia story incorporating text, video, photography, audio, and data visualization/mapping.
- Applicants must be working as a freelance or staff journalist in one of the Nile Basin countries: Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, or Egypt.
- Stories can be published in other languages but should also be translated into English.
How to Apply
Applicants should submit proposals at the address given on the website.
- A one-page proposal outlining story idea.
- Proposals should be clearly structured, stating briefly at the outset what the story idea is, followed by how and where the story will be researched, what it aims to reveal or contribute, where applicants will publish (specific media organizations), and the intended impact of the story. The proposal should also include a plan for incorporating data. Please note how applicants will use multimedia (video, photos, audio, and graphics along with text). Applicants should also include a moderate proposed budget of no more than $800.
- A resumé/CV;
- Two samples of published/broadcast work. Links to the published stories are also are accepted.
- Letter of support from applicant’s editor, stating that media house/s will publish/telecast/broadcast applicant’s story.
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