Following the 2020 US elections and change of administration, and during a cycle of new elections in Germany and Europe, the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Washington Office is pleased to announce a media fellowship project to amplify and empower diverse voices from inside & outside of Washington, DC to cover progressive views on a critical moment for transatlantic cooperation and political possibility. Up to 5 media fellowship participants will be selected to explore issues of potential transatlantic cooperation – either where new administrations are pursuing or proposing policy changes, or where cooperation doesn’t yet exist, but should – receiving a stipend of $3,000 to complete their projects. Application instructions are below.
The application window closes September 13, 2021; selected fellows would be notified by September 17, 2021. Finished stories should be published by December 17, 2021.
Students, independent journalists, bloggers, community activists, or U.S. / Canadian / German / European residents who wish to report on progressive views for a complex transatlantic audience are invited to apply to support original reportage (these can be written blogs, articles, analyses; audio interviews, podcasts; videos and film), to be published with attribution for research support on media outlets and through the website and social media channels of the FES. Participants in the media fellowship project are encouraged to also engage with the FES DC on social media during their story research and reporting.
While participants will have research freedom, project proposals should include topics relevant to social democratic values – freedom, justice, and solidarity – or labor unions and civil society movements. Possible topics could include:
Complete applications will consist of:
Please submit applications to FESDC with subject line Media Fellowship Project 2021 by 11:45pm Eastern Daylight Time on September 13, 2021.
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