In 2013, the IRP will offer up to six year-long reporting fellowships to influential journalists and media figures who are actively engaged in the new media landscape, using new media and multimedia tools, with strong ties to a social media community, in order to support reporting projects on issues related to health, development, and innovation in the developing world.
Priority for these 12-month reporting grants will be given to journalists and other new-media practitioners from the United States, Brazil, France, Germany, Australia, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and sub-Saharan Africa, but applications from other countries and regions are welcomed.
IRP New Media Fellows will receive a stipend of US$15,000 to produce new and original content focusing on issues specific topics dealing with themes related to poverty, health, foreign assistance/aid and economic progress in the developing world. All candidates must fill out an application form on which they should describe the stories they would produce during the calendar year 2013. A brief telephone interview with finalists would also be part of the selection process.
IRP New Media Fellows should propose producing both short-form and long-form reports in a variety of media, such as regular blog posts, tweets, video blogs, slideshows on Storify or Flickr, multimedia series, video documentaries, as well as in-depth stories online, in print, radio or television media. Multimedia productions are encouraged.
Children of a migrant community working at a brick kiln near Bishanpur in Darbhanga district are vaccinated by a polio vaccination team.
Photo: "We – the solution" on Flickr
In 2013 the IRP will offer three separate reporting trips of 8 to 10 days each for US and international new media journalists to report on important global health and development issues in one country.
The first of those trips will be to India on February 17-27, 2013. Future trips in 2013 will be to South Africa in July and to Brazil in November.