[FoME] Fellowship fuer Journalistinnen mit Menschenrechtsfokus

Anna Schiller aschiller at iwmf.org
Mi Apr 1 22:40:04 CEST 2015

Liebe FoME-Liste,
wer junge Journalistinnen mit min. 3 Jahre Berufserfahrung kennt, die gerne über Menschenrechte und soziale Gerechtigkeit berichten, gut Englisch sprechen, und mal ein 7-monatige Auszeit nehmen wollen, um an MIT und Harvard zu studieren, und beim Boston Globe und bei der New York Times reinzuschnuppern: bitte Bewerbungsaufruf (unten) weiterleiten.
Alle Nationalitäten sind willkommen.

April 1, 2015


Now in its 11th year, the fellowship provides an academic and professional opportunity for women journalists who focus on human rights and social justice to advance their reporting skills

Washington DC – The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) announces the opening of the application process for the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship. One outstanding woman journalist will be selected in June 2015 to complete a seven-month program from August 28, 2015 until March 31, 2016.

“The fellowship has definitely been a turning point in my career,” said Louisa Reynolds, IWMF Neuffer Fellow (2014/15)<http://www.iwmf.org/iwmf-names-201415-neuffer-fellow/>. “It allowed me to take a break from deadlines and re-assess my priorities, to study some fascinating courses at MIT and to build great connections with U.S.-based media outlets. One of the best things about the experience is that it gave me greater confidence and it made me believe in myself in a way that I’d never done before.”

Including Reynolds, 10 journalists<http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/fellows/> representing nine countries, have served as Fellows since 2004. During the fellowship and beyond, they have explored a wide range of under-reported issues including gender-based violence, indigenous rights, and religious intolerance. The 2015/16 Fellow will complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and internships with media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times. The flexible structure of the program will provide the fellow with opportunities to pursue academic research and hone her reporting skills. Past fellows have taken advantage of opportunities to publish work under their byline through various media outlets.

The fellowship was created in memory of The Boston Globe correspondent and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Elizabeth Neuffer<http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/elizabeth-neuffer/>, who died while reporting in Iraq on May 9, 2003. In collaboration with Neuffer’s family and friends, the IWMF started this program to honor Neuffer’s legacy while advancing her work in the fields of human rights and social justice.


The IWMF will accept online applications from April 1 – May 1, 2015.


The selection committee will inform applicants of their decision in early June 2015.


August 28, 2015 – March 31, 2016


The Fellow will be based at the Center for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate. She will have free access to MIT courses, lectures, and other academic opportunities allowing her to tailor the academic portion of the fellowship to reflect her interests. She will also hone her ability to cover human rights and social justice during internships at The Boston Globe and The New York Times.


The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics. A fixed monthly stipend will be provided to cover housing, meals, and ground transportation during the fellowship. The fellow will receive health insurance during the program. The fellowship does not include a salary. For fellows residing outside of the United States, the fellowship also covers the cost of international travel and a U.S. visa. The fellow will be fully responsible for any additional incidental expenses and other costs.


Applicants must be affiliated or freelance women journalists with at least three years of professional experience in journalism working in print, broadcast, or digital media. All nationalities are welcome to apply, but non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program. Applicants must be able to demonstrate support from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in media outlets.

To learn more about the Neuffer Fellowship and access Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) go to: www.iwmf.org/neuffer<http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/>

About the IWMF

For 25 years, the International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) has been dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The media is not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. Our work celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to report and bear witness to global issues. Through our programs and grants we empower women journalists with the training, support, and network to become leaders in the news industry. IWMF.org<http://www.iwmf.org/>

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