Applications Open for Facebook-Canadian Press News Fellowship

Country: Canada

Deadline: Ongoing

Details:

The Facebook Journalism Project (FJP) and also the Canadian Press (CP) have launched the Facebook-Canadian Press News Fellowship, a one year, $1 million program which can hire eight journalists to cover pressing problems in native communities across Canada.
Focusing on bringing a lot of coverage to Canada’s regions, fellows can report on pressing problems in native communities, as well as the coronavirus pandemic’s impact on communities and coping with racial injustice.
As a part of the program, Facebook can plan to training fellows on digital skills to assist them adapt their work to new platforms and audiences.
Eligibility Criteria:
The year-long positions are open to anyone, recent journalism grads or otherwise.
Selection Criteria:
1. CP will review applications and choose the eight fellows, and FJP will fund their salaries and also the prices of administering the program. Fellows are going to be placed in existing CP bureaus with a mandate to cover stories from native communities across the country.
2. CP will publish their stories to its press agency, creating the fellows’ work on the market for distribution to over 1,000 Canadian news retailers within the CP network and in each Official Languages.
For additional information, visit https://www.facebook.com/journalismproject/facebook-canadian-press-news-fellowship

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