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UC Berkeley Fellowships for African Journalists

Discussion in 'Nafasi za Kazi na Tenda' started by Petu Hapa, May 6, 2009.

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    Petu Hapa JF-Expert Member

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    It is too late i am positing this fellowship as I have just came across it 5 minutes ago. Even if the deadline is due (1st of May) for those who are interested and have the required qualifications, i will strongly suggest you write directly to africa@journalism.berkeley.edu and ask if you can still apply or ask for next year information.

    All the best,

    *UC Berkeley Fellowships for African Journalists*
    Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism - Press - J-School for Africa Agriculture Reporting Program

    *The Graduate School of Journalism at the University of California at
    Berkeley is pleased to invite applications for two year-long fellowships
    for accomplished African journalists, beginning in August 2009.*
    The fellowships will each total $36,000, including roundtrip airfare,
    professional stipends, and rent while in Berkeley. The initiative will
    also offer dedicated funding for both domestic U.S. and Africa travel for
    research and reporting work.
    The selected fellows will join the School's Visiting International
    Scholars Program and participate in a new journalism training initiative
    aimed at producing high quality coverage of agricultural development
    issues in Africa for dissemination in U.S., African, and international
    Selected fellows must bring at least five years experience in journalism in
    sub-Saharan Africa, in any medium including print newspaper, magazine,
    television, radio, documentary, or new media format such as blogging,
    podcasting, and other online publishing.
    Applicants also must demonstrate a proven track record of commitment to
    the truth-seeking craft, and a willingness to effectively investigate
    problems of food access and production on the continent.
    A B.A. degree, at minimum, is strongly desired, along with experience and
    knowledge about agricultural issues in African countries.
    Selected African fellows will enroll with other Visiting Scholars in
    background courses at Berkeley examining the global food crisis starting in
    late August 2009, while also contributing their knowledge about Africa and
    journalism to their U.S. and international peers.
    Applications must include a CV, three examples of work, and a one-page
    cover letter containing a statement of interest. Please send applications
    to the following email address, c/o dean's assistant Julie Hirano:
    *Deadline for applications: May 1, 2009*

    This opportunity is part of a new two-year grant provided by the Bill and
    Melinda Gates Foundation to the Graduate School of Journalism at the
    University of California at Berkeley.