Competition for Journalists in Africa with Awards of up to $5000

Date limite : 15 déc. 2019

Spécialités: Lettres Sciences Humaines

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Competition for Journalists in Africa with Awards of up to $5000

The Michael Elliott Award for Excellence in African Storytelling honors an up-and-coming journalist in Africa who strives to strengthen people's voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent. The competition includes a wide variety of topics, not limited to health and social issues, to demonstrate the creative approaches to pressing issues in Africa.

About the Award:

This prestigious annual award is a collaboration between the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) and the Elliott family and it honors an emerging journalist in Africa who strives to strengthen people's voices and illuminate the transformational change taking place on the continent.

Benefit:

  1. In a special study tour organized by ICFJ, the winner will spend time in U.S. newsrooms in Washington, D.C. and New York City to learn new skills and share knowledge.
  2. The winner also completes a two-week internship at The Economist's headquarters in London, United Kingdom.
  3. The winner also receives a US$5,000 cash prize.

Eligibility and Conditions:

  1. The contest is open to English-speaking journalists working in Africa for print, broadcast and online news media. Applicants must have no more than 10 years of journalism experience.
  2. Applicants must submit one published piece that uses top-notch reporting to capture stories of modern Africa. The submission can be a feature story; an in-depth, investigative or explanatory piece; or a multimedia report or documentary.
  3. A copy of the published story or broadcast clip must be submitted in English. Works in other languages must include English translations.
  4. The submitted story must have been published between Dec. 1, 2018, and Dec. 1, 2019. 
  5. To take full advantage of the tour and the internship, applicants must speak English, even if they work in another language.

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