In seeking to cover the historic 2020 elections in the United States, the FES DC is introducing a media fellowship project to amplify and empower diverse voices from outside of Washington DC to cover progressive views on what could very well be a historical turning point for the United States. Up to 5 media fellowship participants will be selected to cover the election and the currents of progressive thought and social themes in the United States in 2020, receiving a stipend of $3,000 to complete their projects. Application instructions are below. The application window closes September 11, 2020. Finished stories would be published by December 31, 2020.
Independent journalists, bloggers, community activists, or US residents who wish to report on progressive views for a complex transatlantic audience (interested German and European readers, but also progressives in the USA and Canada) are invited to apply for a stipend to support original reportage, to be published with attribution for research support through the website and social media channels of the FES DC. This would take the form of a recurring blog series for the FES DC. Longer publications would be considered for another FES publication format. Digital pieces, such as video clips and podcasts, are also acceptable. Participants in the media fellowship project will 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 germane to social democratic values – freedom, justice, and solidarity – or labor unions and movements. These include:
Complete applications will consist of:
Please submit applications to FESDC with subject line Media Fellowship Project on the 2020 Election by 11:45pm Eastern Daylight Time on September 11, 2020.
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