As part of the IWMF’s Latin America reporting initiative, Adelante, twelve journalists will travel to Tegucigalpa and San Pedro Sula, Honduras from May 28 to June 14, 2019. All reporting fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, where they will complete a comprehensive security and first aid training from May 28 to June 1, 2019. Fellows will then split into two groups to start the first five days of reporting in Tegucigalpa or San Pedro Sula from June 2-7. On June 8, the two groups of fellows will switch locations for the last five days of reporting that will take place from June 9-14. Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other journalists, report collaboratively with their teammates and peers, and gain access to a variety of sources and sites related to their reporting. The feasibility of trips outside of the base locations in Honduras will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols. Any travel must be within a three-hour radius of the base locations. The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all fellows. The IWMF also covers fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, visa fees, lodging, meals and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the fellowship.
Eligibility Criteria All team applicants must meet the following eligibility criteria:
- Affiliated or freelance women-identifying journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
- Women-identifying journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply.
- Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.
- Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.
Application Instructions: The IWMF's 2019 Honduras Reporting Fellowship is open to both individuals and pairs of journalists. If applying as a pair, both applicants must meet the eligibility criteria and submit a joint application. If selected, teams will be offered group interviews. The IWMF highly encourages team applications that include at least one journalist from Latin America. Each applicant must provide their personal information and work samples, in addition to submitting a shared statement of interest, story plans, plans for publication and letter of support.
We are accepting applications from February 5, 2019 until March 21, 2019 at 11:59 EDT.
Please note the application deadline above. Do not follow the counter on Submittable.
Please review the sample application here.