In collaboration with News Corp and The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ is offering journalists from around the world an opportunity to sharpen their digital journalism skills, as well as support to develop data- and/or digitally-driven projects.
The 2023 News Corp Media Fellowship program includes digital innovation training, grant funding, and exclusive, virtual newsroom placement with WSJ. It builds on previous iterations of the Fellowship, which since 2014 has offered journalists an immersive experience in some of the world’s most digitally advanced newsrooms.
During the fellowship, the journalist will be embedded virtually for three months (September 15 – December 15) with WSJ.
ICFJ empowers an unparalleled global network of journalists to produce news reports that lead to better governments, stronger economies, more vibrant societies, and healthier lives. ICFJ works at the nexus of journalism and technology, building the expertise and storytelling skills of reporters worldwide. Through their work, journalists are enhancing news coverage and connecting more deeply with their audiences. As a result, they are increasing the flow of reliable, trustworthy news – a cornerstone of healthy democracies. They believe that better journalism leads to better lives.
ICFJ is committed to fostering, cultivating, and preserving a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They intentionally reflect this commitment in their policies, our actions, and their work serving a global community of journalists.
ICFJ’s impacts on the world are:
- Through hard-hitting coverage, their participants have toppled corrupt governments, promoted better laws, and made communities safer and healthier.
- They spread media innovation, leading to scores of startups and new tools for better storytelling.
- Their International Journalists’ Network, published in eight languages, has enriched media professionals with the latest tech trends and training opportunities.
ICFJ’s global network is made up of tens of thousands of journalists who are making a difference through their work. Many have participated directly in our programs or received ICFJ awards, while others have worked with our Knight Fellows and partner networks.
ICFJ offers the journalists in their growing network opportunities to deepen their skills, collaborate with colleagues across borders, build more sustainable news outlets, and more.
The selected News Corp Media Fellow will have the opportunity to:
- Contribute to WSJ projects by analyzing audience engagement and newsletter interactions.
- Lead peer-to-peer discussions.
- Promotes the exchange of ideas and knowledge.
- Establish new partnerships and relationships with WSJ teams.
- The fellow will also have the opportunity to travel and meet WSJ colleagues at the bureau closest to them. This one-week site visit will include meetings with various teams and newsroom leaders.
- The program will cover all expenses during this week-long visit.
- English-speaking journalists and editors with experience working with data, audience engagement, or newsletters are welcome to apply for the webinars – the first step toward the fellowship.
- Journalists from all countries are eligible for the opportunity.
- Has a strong news sense and curiosity.
- Demonstrates strong collaborative skills.
- Has an interest in audience engagement and building community.
- Is willing to try new things, experiment and innovate.
- Comes with ideas for several projects to work on during the fellowship.
To be considered for the fellowship, journalists must:
1. Participate in two half-day webinars conducted by editors and reporters with expertise in digital tools, data journalism and visualization, artificial intelligence, mobile journalism and audience engagement. Webinars will be open to a select group of up to 50 journalists. Both webinars will occur in April.
2. Receive one of five news innovation grants to support a data or digitally-driven project. Only journalists who participate in both webinars are eligible to apply for these grants. Projects should promote new forms of storytelling, data journalism and visualization, or citizen engagement. Each grant recipient will also receive online editorial coaching and mentorship from experienced editors, reporters and experts.
Applicants have to apply through online application.
Application Deadline: March 27, 2023 (5 Days Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link