MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship 2022 – Call for Application
Then you should apply for the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism (NGIJ) fellowship. The Media Foundation for West Africa (MFWA) is accepting applications for the fellowship’s second edition. In a five-month intensive program, the NGIJ fellowship grants young journalists the opportunity to learn investigative journalism from seasoned instructors in West Africa. Its purpose is to prepare young journalists to pursue quality, critical, and accountable journalism and to cultivate the next generation of investigative journalists in West Africa.
The inaugural NGIJ fellowship accepted ten aspiring journalists from various Ghanaian colleges of media training. After five months of intensive and hands-focused pieces (see a profile of the inaugural class of NGIJ fellows and read their stories here and here). Twelve journalists from Ghana, Sierra Leone, and Liberia will be awarded fellowships in the second iteration of the NGIJ fellowship program
MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship Brief Description
- Scholarship Type: Fellowship
- Location: West Africa
- Deadline: June 15, 2022
What are the Benefits of the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship?
The successful candidates will be guided through the investigative procedures of formulating a story concept, reporting, and presenting the results for maximum effect. The fellows will also be assigned actual fieldwork.
What are the Eligibility criteria for the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship?
An Applicant must be a young journalist between the ages of 20 and 30 from Ghana, Sierra Leone, or Liberia who has recently completed national service or a student journalist currently enrolled in a Journalism or Mass Communication program whose schedule is flexible enough to permit full participation in the fellowship in Accra, Ghana.
For Ghana, journalists from regions outside of Accra, as well as Accra-based journalists eager to work in their home regions following training, are urged to apply.
Fellowship applicants from Liberia and Sierra Leone must be willing to go to and reside in Accra, Ghana for at least five months.
How to apply for the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship?
By Wednesday, June 15, 2022, interested journalists must send a cover letter explaining why they wish to participate in the fellowship, a curriculum vitae with two references, and a copy of their national identification card. The materials have to be emailed to [email protected].
Note: Only applicants who have been selected will be notified.
Please contact the MFWA at +233 30 255 5327 or Deborah at +233557341727 for clarification.
To apply for the MFWA Next Generation Investigative Journalism Fellowship please visit MFWA website.