Applications Invited From Journalists for Asia-Pacific Climate Change and Environmental Story Grants

Applications Invited From Journalists for Asia-Pacific Climate Change and Environmental Story Grants

Organization: Earth Journalism Network

Apply By: 28 Feb 2019

Grant Amount: 1500 USD


Earth Journalism Network (EJN) to empower and enable journalists from developing countries to cover the environment more effectively. With a mission to improve the quantity and quality of environmental coverage and over 9,000 members from 120 countries, EJN trains journalists to cover a wide variety of topics, develops ground-breaking digital media sites, establishes networks of environmental journalists in countries where they don't exist, and builds their capacity where they do, through workshops and development of training materials, Fellowship programs, support for story production and distribution, and dispersing small grants.EJN has also organized its own Earth Journalism Awards program where journalists from different parts of the world are honoured for producing some of the year’s best climate change stories, focusing on key related themes, and hailing from different regions of the world.

About the Program:

Internews' Earth Journalism Network (EJN) is offering grants to journalists in the Asia-Pacific region to support in-depth and investigative reporting on climate and environmental change that can inform at-risk communities and policy makers to make better decisions and build resilience. EJN's Asia-Pacific project aims to provide grants and mentorship to individual journalists to report on climate change, environment and natural resource management. This work is made possible with funding from the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida). For the purposes of this grant call, we are accepting applications from South Asia, Southeast Asia, China and the Pacific region but not Australia or New Zealand. EJN expects to award around 30 grants averaging $1,500 depending on the proposal and reporting format

Expected Story Lengths:

  • Text-based stories: 1,000 to 3,000 words
  • Photo stories: 10-20 images with descriptive captions and a short 200-400 word introduction
  • Multimedia package:  Text between 600 to 1,500 words with 2-4 minute video and/or graphics, photos and maps
  • Broadcast: Video piece around 4-6 minutes in length with a short, roughly 200-word introduction
  • Audio report/podcast: Feature of up to 20 minutes in length with short text to summarize the audio.

Who Should Apply:

  • Journalists (online, print, television, radio) and other expert media practitioners with a track record of reporting on climate change, natural resource management and other environmental issues.
  • We encourage applications from freelancers and staff from all types of media –international, national, local and community based.
  •  For this round of grants, we’re looking for applications from both: early career journalists with less than 5 years of reporting experience and;
  • mid-level/senior reporters who have at least 5 years of experience.
  • Please indicate in the application form (link provided below) which category you are applying for, how you would benefit from this funding and what type of support you hope to receive.

How to Apply:

  • Applicants should follow the link below and complete the form by the listed deadline.
  • Each application will require a detailed budget proposal. You should follow this link and download and complete the budget form before beginning the application since you’ll be asked to attach it.
  • In addition to answering the questions on the form, we ask that every applicant submit a resume/CV and three samples of your reporting.
  • For inquiries, please contact info.ejn@internews.org

Application Deadline:  28th Feb; 2019

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