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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: CAJ/APTN INDIGENOUS INVESTIGATIVE JOURNALISM FELLOW

MANITOBA / Nov. 21, 2019 / CNWThe Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are pleased to announce a call for applications for the third Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on December 8, 2019. Please email your package to [email protected] with “Application: Fellowship for Indigenous Investigative Reporting” as the subject line.

This fellowship provides a 12-week, paid placement with APTN Investigates in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the winter-spring of 2020. During this time, the recipient is expected to produce a full-length piece of original, investigative journalism that will air on APTN Investigates, the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada.

The fellowship recipient will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the CAJ and an invitation to #CAJ20 National Conference taking place May 29-30, 2020 in Montreal. The finished piece will be screened to the conference delegates and followed by a panel discussion. 

Who should apply?

Journalists of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who are eligible to work in Canada and have a minimum of three years' professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.

What should be included in the application?

  • A reporting plan, no more than 750 words and laying out the story pitch – including its topic, potential impact, draft timeline, how the applicant expects to tell the story, and why they are the best person to tell it;

  • A résumé of no more than two pages;

  • Up to three work samples – preferably broadcast clips provided via links or PDFs of print work;

  • Up to three letters of reference.

More information on the program and selection criteria is available here

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