Have an investigative or solutions-focused project you want to tackle? Your ticket could be a reader-funded fellowship.
By: By David Beers, 16 August 2012, TheTyee.ca
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The Tyee is again accepting applications for its reader-funded Fellowships in Investigative or Solutions Reporting. Five Tyee Fellowships worth $5,000 each will be awarded to independent journalists wishing to pursue in-depth reporting on a topic that educates and engages citizens on an issue important to British Columbians.
The entry deadline is Nov. 15, 2012. Applications will be judged by an independent advisory board who will share only the winning entries with Tyee editors. Winners will be announced in Jan. 2013. The resulting series — each consisting of three or more articles of at least 1,000 words each — will be published on The Tyee, and made available to other publications pending approval by the authors.
Do you have what it takes?
You don’t have to be a trained or practicing journalist to receive a Tyee Fellowship, but you do need to demonstrate you can do rigorous, in-depth journalism. Solid writing and reporting skills are a must. Multimedia elements including video, audio or photographs are encouraged but not required.
While the reporting must relate directly to B.C., there are no restrictions on subject matter, which may include education, the environment, human rights, economics, worker safety, health, addiction, gender and sexuality, poverty, government, consumer ethics, etc.