MANITOBA / Dec. 17, 2019 / CNWThe Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) have extended the deadline for applications for the fourth Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Please email your package to [email protected] with “Application: Fellowship for Indigenous Investigative Reporting” as the subject line.

Deadline for receipt of applications has been extended to 11:59 p.m. ET on January 10, 2020.

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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