Founded in 1990 by a group of prominent U.S. women journalists, the International Women’s Media Foundation is a Washington-based organization that is dedicated to strengthening the role of women journalists worldwide. The IWMF believes the news media worldwide are not truly free and representative without the equal voice of women. The IWMF celebrates the courage of women journalists who overcome threats and oppression to speak out on global issues. The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is a private research university in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
About the Fellowship:
The fellowship is designed for a woman journalist from anywhere in the world whose work in print, broadcast, or digital media has focused on human rights and social justice reporting. This seven month-long program will take her to Boston and New York to study at MIT’s Centre for International Studies and work for U.S. media outlets including The Boston Globe and The New York Times.
The IWMF is accepting applications from women journalists worldwide whose work focuses on human rights.
Candidates should have a minimum of three years of experience in journalism.
Competitive candidates must have excellent English skills.
The fellow will be based at the Centre for International Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts as a research associate during the research component of the fellowship, allowing the fellow to pursue academic research
The candidate can improve her ability to cover topics such as human rights and social justice while working for the Boston Globe, The New York Times and other media outlets during the journalism portion of her fellowship.
Duration: 7 months
Website: http://www.iwmf.org/our-impact/training/elizabeth-neuffer-fellowship/apply/ 123