The International Women’s Media Foundation is thrilled to launch a new initiative, the Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program. This initiative is supported by the Grant for Equity in Reporting from the CBS Corporation to address the lack of diversity and women in leadership positions across newsrooms in the United States. The program is named after our dear friend Gwen Ifill, an incredible role model and mentor. The benefits of mentorship have been well documented - in an age when women are shattering glass ceilings in every industry, leaders who look back and help lift other women up the ladder of success are sorely needed. The IWMF’s Gwen Ifill Mentorship Program will assemble a select cohort of women journalists and a cadre of professionals to enhance their career growth. This will be a valuable professional development opportunity for women journalists from underrepresented backgrounds, laying the groundwork for their success and future leadership in the news industry. The program will kick off at the ISOJ Conference in Austin, Texas from April 10-13, 2019 and run through through May 2020. The program will cover a wide range of professional development topics including cultivating networks, negotiating salary, building a portfolio and applying for fellowships and grants. 

The application period is from February 20-March 11. Please apply via Submittable. 

En el marco de la iniciativa Adelante, doce periodistas viajarán a Tegucigalpa y San Pedro Sula, Honduras del 28 de mayo al 14 de junio de 2019. Las becarias comenzarán su viaje en la Ciudad de México, donde participarán en un taller de seguridad integral y primeros auxilios de cuatro días del 28 de mayo hasta el 1 de junio. Después del taller, las becarias se dividirán en dos grupos para los primeros cinco dias de reportaje en Tegucigalpa o en San Pedro Sula. El 8 de junio, los dos grupos intercambiarán ubicaciones para los ultimos cinco dias de reportaje que se llevaran a cabo entre el 9 y 13 de junio. Durante el viaje, las becarias tendrán la oportunidad de reportar en equipo, trabajar en colaboración con otras periodistas y acceder a diferentes fuentes y sitios relacionados con sus historias. La posibilidad de viajes afuera de las localizaciones centrales en Honduras será analizado caso por caso y se determinará de acuerdo con los protocolos de seguridad de la IWMF. La IWMF facilitara viajes hasta tres horas de distancia de las localizaciones centrales. La IWMF organiza el viaje y la logística en el país para todas las becarias. La IWMF también cubre los costos relacionados con la beca en el marco del viaje periodístico, entre otros, viaje, alojamiento, comidas y asistentes/intérpretes, al menos que el medio de prensa de alguna periodista en particular desee asumir estos costos. La IWMF también cubre los costos de las visas, pero las becarias que viven fuera de los Estados Unidos son responsables de realizar los trámites para obtener las visas necesarias.  

Criterios de elegibilidad  Las candidatas deben satisfacer los siguientes criterios para calificar:

  • Periodistas que se identifican como mujeres de todas las nacionalidades que sean afiliadas con medios o freelancers y con por lo menos tres años de experiencia profesional de trabajo en medios informativos. Las pasantías no cuentan. 
  • Periodistas que no son hablantes nativos de inglés deben tener un buen nivel de ingles hablado para poder aprovecharse de las capacitaciones.
  • Las postulantes deberán poder demostrar que cuentan con el apoyo de unx editorx de un medio o tener una reconocida trayectoria de publicación en medios importantes.

Instrucciones de solicitud El viaje periodístico está abierto a periodistas individuos y a equipos de dos (2) periodistas. Si aplican como equipo, ambas candidatas deben satisfacer los criterios de elegibilidad y entregar una aplicación conjunta. Se ofrecen entrevistas de grupo a los equipos que están seleccionados. La IWMF recomienda que al menos una periodista por pareja sea de América Latina y el Caribe. Ambas candidatas deben proveer sus datos personales y muestras de trabajo, además de entregar una declaración de interés, un plan de trabajo, un plan de publicación y una carta de respaldo compartida. Aceptaremos solicitudes del 5 de febrero al 21 de marzo de 2019 a las 11:59 EST (hora de Washington, DC). Por favor tenga en cuenta la fecha límite. No siga el contador de Submittable. Por favor vea un ejemplo de una solicitud seleccionada aquí.

 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.

    


The Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship gives academic and professional opportunities to women journalists committed to human rights and social justice reporting. During this fellowship, the selected journalist will have the chance to complete research and coursework at MIT’s Center for International Studies and participate in internships with The Boston Globe and The New York Times. 

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Affiliated or freelance women-identifying journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working full-time in news media are eligible. Internships do not count toward professional experience.
  • Women-identifying journalists of all nationalities are eligible.
  • Non-native English speakers must be proficient in English in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program.

Accepting Applications: 

January 29, 2019 - March 7, 2019 at 11:59 PM EST

Questions

For any inquiries related to the 2019 Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship, please contact Claudia Gonzalez at cgonzalez@iwmf.org.

Before contacting the IWMF, please be sure to review the Elizabeth Neuffer Fellowship Frequently Asked Questions.


The IWMF seeks qualified experts to review applications for our portfolio of programs. We receive thousands of applications each year for our unique funding opportunities for women reporters around the world; in 2017 we plan to award more than $300,000 in small grants in addition to fellowships in East Africa and Latin America.

You can support the IWMF’s mission by volunteering to help us select potential fellows and grantees with just a few hours each month. All you need is an Internet connection and a passion for supporting the next generation of media leaders. 

Ideal reviewers are journalists, academics, and/or professionals with an interest in supporting gender equity in the news media. Reviewers will be responsible for evaluating applications based on set guidelines and will review batches of approximately 30 applications per cycle on a rolling basis throughout the year. We are seeking reviewers for the IWMF’s programs including the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the Reporting Grants for Women's Stories, the African Great Lakes Reporting Initiative and the Latin America Reporting Initiative, Adelante.    

The Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award was created to honor the life and work of Pulitzer Prize-winning AP photographer and IWMF Courage in Journalism Award winner Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), with a generous $1 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. With this Award, the IWMF celebrates the courageous work of women photojournalists like Anja who inspire us to take action and better understand the world. This courageous work manifests in many different forms which may include but is not limited to conflict or frontline reporting. Past winners included Heidi Levine, Adriane Ohanesian, Stephanie Sinclair, and Andrea Bruce.


Recipients of the Courage in Photojournalism Award will receive a cash prize of $20,000 and have their work showcased at the German Ambassador's Residence in Washington, DC. The IWMF will accept applications and third-party nominations in English, French, or Spanish until March 1, 2018. Please read the eligibility criteria and nomination guidelines carefully before submitting a nomination. Entrants must be full-time women photojournalist of any nationality.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full-time journalists.
  • journalism must be a candidate’s primary vocation.
  • Both freelance journalists and those affiliated with media organizations are eligible.
  • Identify as women.

Nomination and Application Guidelines:


  • All nominations and applications must include candidate information, work samples, and a candidate/nomination statement.
  • The required work samples are 12 photographs that best represent the scope and style of the candidate’s work, within the context of challenging reporting environments.
  • Each photograph must be accompanied by a caption describing the date, place, and situation captured.
  • Six (6) of the photos must have been taken within the past two years (2017-2019). The other six can be taken at any time during the candidate’s career.
  • Submissions must include a 1-2 page candidate/nomination statement. The statement must answer the following questions:
    • What stories does the candidate tell through her photos?
    • Under what conditions does the candidate work?
    • How do the photographs submitted with this nomination capture the scope of the candidate’s work?
    • How do the candidate’s career and work reflect the values of Anja Niedringhaus?
  • Candidate statements must be written in English.


For any inquiries related to the 2019 Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award, please contact Justine O'Sullivan at josullivan@iwmf.org.

Promoting the work and advancing the role of women in the news media across the globe is critical to transparency and a diversity of voices. The Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists, the first funding initiative of its kind, enables the IWMF to dramatically expand its support of women journalists. Established with a $4 million gift from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation, the Fund will support projects including educational opportunities, investigative reporting and media development initiatives. Funding rounds will open for applications two times each year; applications take approximately 8-10 weeks to process after the application closes on February 25th. Applicants may apply for concurrently for Reporting Grants for Women’s Stories and the Howard G. Buffett Fund for Women Journalists.
 

The first round of funding for 2019 will be open for online applications from January 14th -February 25th, 2019 11:59 pm EST.


The fund was designed to help women journalists by providing grantees support to:
 

  • Expose under-reported but critical global issues 
  • Undertake ambitious projects that challenge traditional media narratives 
  • Develop field-based expertise and strengthen careers 
  • Pursue training and leadership opportunities 
  • Launch entrepreneurial news projects or acquire the skill to do so
     

 Eligibility
 
 

  • Woman-identifying journalists from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
  • Professional Journalism must be the applicant’s primary profession.
  • Applicants must have three or more years of professional journalism experience. 
  • Teams of journalists may apply, however the submission must be  from a woman journalist and her team must include at least 50% women.

 

Please  note: All answers and documents must be in English. Due to the high  volume of applications we cannot answer questions by phone. Please  review the application guide and frequently asked questions on our  website prior to beginning this application.

All application materials  are due via the online system before February 25, 2019 at 11:59 PM Eastern time.


Créé grâce à un don d’un million de dollars de la Howard G. Buffett Foundation, l’Anja Niedringhaus Courage in Photojournalism Award célèbre la vie et l’œuvre d’Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), photographe de l'AP, lauréate du prix Pulitzer et du prix du courage dans le journalisme de l’IWMF. Avec ce prix, l’IWMF met en avant le travail courageux des femmes photographes qui, comme Anja, nous inspirent à agir et à mieux comprendre le monde. Ce travail prend des formes très différentes, y compris la couverture des conflits et des zones de combat sans toutefois s’y limiter. Parmi les récipiendaires précédents, on compte Heidi Levine, Adriane Ohanesian, Stephanie Sinclair, et Andrea Bruce.

Les lauréates du prix de photojournalisme reçoivent en prix en espèces de 20 000 $. Leur travail est aussi exposé a la residence de l'ambassade de l'Allemagne à Washington, D.C. L’IWMF accepte les candidatures et les nominations tierces en français, anglais, et espanol jusqu’au 1 mars 2019. Veuillez lire attentivement les critères de qualification et les directives de nomination avant de nominer quelqu'un. Candidates acceptées : femmes photojournalistes à plein temps, toutes nationalités confondues.

Critères de qualification :

  • Journalistes à plein temps : le journalisme est la vocation principale de la candidate.
  • Les candidatures des journalistes indépendantes et des journalistes affiliées à un organe de presse seront acceptées.
  • La candidate se définit comme une femme.

Directives de nomination :

  • Toutes les nominations devront inclure l’identité de la candidate, des exemples de son travail et une déclaration de      candidature/nomination.
  • Exemples demandés : 12 photographies représentant le champ d'activité et le style de travail de la candidate dans des conditions de reportage difficiles.
  • Chaque photo sera accompagnée d’une légende décrivant le lieu, la date, et la situation photographiés.
  • Six (6) photos devront avoir été prises au cours des deux dernières années (2017-2019). Les autres 6 photos peuvent avoir été prises à n’importe quelle période de la carrière de la candidate.
  • Chaque candidature comprendra une déclaration de      candidature/nomination de 1-2 pages. La déclaration répondra aux questions      suivantes :
    • Qu’est-ce que la candidate raconte à travers ses photos ?
    • Dans quelles conditions la candidate travaille-t-elle ?
    • Comment les photos soumises avec cette nomination représentent-elles le champ d'activité de la candidate ?
    • En quoi la carrière et l’œuvre de la candidate reflètent-elles les valeurs d’Anja Niedringhaus ?
  • Les déclarations de candidature rédigées en anglais,      en espagnol ou en français seront acceptées.

Si vous avez des questions au sujet du prix de photojournalisme Anja Niedringhaus 2019, veuillez contacter Justine O’Sullivan à josullivan@iwmf.org.

The Courage in Journalism Awards show people that female journalists are not going to step aside, cannot be silenced, and deserve to be recognized for their strength in the face of adversity. Each year it honors three brave journalists who report on taboo topics, work in environments hostile to women, and share difficult truths. These women demonstrate a commitment to press freedom and extraordinary strength of character, overcoming unjust conditions to become leaders in their industry. So far, we have honored more than 100 groundbreaking journalists in 56 countries.

Candidates for the Courage in Journalism Awards must be full-time staff or freelance women reporters, writers, editors, photographers, or producers working in any country and of any nationality.

Self-nominations are not accepted.

Los Premios a la Valentía en el Periodismo demuestran que las mujeres periodistas no se harán a un lado, no pueden ser silenciadas y merecen ser reconocidas por su fortaleza enfrente a la adversidad. Cada año se celebra a tres mujeres que han reportado en entornos hostiles y que comparten verdades difíciles. Estas mujeres demuestran un compromiso a la libertad de presa, y una extraordinaria fuerza de carácter, superando condiciones injustas para convertirse en líderes en su industria. Hasta el momento, hemos honrado a más de 100 periodistas en 56 países.

Las candidatas deben ser periodistas en funciones, a tiempo completo o ‘free-lance’ que trabajen para medios impresos, electrónicos o en línea, de cualquier país. 

No serán consideradas para este galardón las candidatas empleadas por organizaciones cuyo fin último no sea el periodismo.

No se aceptan auto-nominaciones.

El Premio Anja Niedringhaus a la Valentía en Fotoperiodismo fue creado con una generosa donación de $1 millón de dólares de la Howard G. Buffett Foundation, en homenaje a la vida y el trabajo de Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014), fotógrafa del AP premiada con un Premio Pulitzer y el Premio a la Valentía en el Periodismo de la IWMF. Con este premio, la IWMF celebra la valentía de mujeres fotógrafas como Anja que nos inspira a tomar acción y que nos obliga a entender mejor el mundo. Este trabajo corajoso se manifiesta de varias formas, incluyendo, pero no se limitando, al conflicto y reportajes desde la línea de frente. Las ganadoras previas incluyen a Heidi Levine, Adriane Ohanesian Stephanie Sinclair y Andrea Bruce.

Las ganadoras del Premio Anja Niedringhaus a la Valentía en Fotoperiodismo recibirán un premio de $20,000 dólares y tendrán su obra expuesta en la Residencia del Embajador de Alemania en Washington, DC. La IWMF aceptará solicitudes y nominaciones por terceros en inglés, francés o español hasta el 1 de marzo del 2019. Por favor lea los criterios de elegibilidad y el guía para enviar solicitudes antes de presentar una nominación. Las nominadas deben de ser mujeres fotoperiodistas de cualquier país que trabajan de tiempo completo.  

Criterios de elegibilidad:

  • Periodistas que trabajan de tiempo completo; el periodismo debe de ser la vocación principal de la candidata.
  • Periodistas que trabajan en medios o como freelancers.
  • Periodistas que se identifican como mujeres.

Pautas para nominaciones:

  • Las nominaciones deben incluir información sobre la candidata, ejemplos de trabajo y una declaración.
  • Los ejemplos de trabajos son 12 fotografías que mejor representan el alcance y estilo del trabajo de la candidata, dentro del contexto de ambientes difíciles de reportear.
  • Cada fotografía debe ir acompañada de una leyenda que describa la fecha, el lugar y la situación capturada. 
  • Seis (6) de las fotos deben haberse tomado en los últimos dos años (2017-2019). Las otras seis (6) fotos pueden ser de cualquier momento durante la carrera de la candidata.
  • Las nominaciones deben incluir una declaración de la candidata o de la persona entregando la nominación de 1-2 páginas. La declaración debe responder a las siguientes preguntas:
    • ¿Que historias cuenta la candidata en a través de sus fotografías?
    • ¿La candidata trabaja bajo qué condiciones?
    • ¿Cómo las fotografías presentadas con esta nominación capturan el alcance del trabajo del candidato?
    • ¿Cómo la carrera y el trabajo de la candidata reflejan los valores de Anja Niedringhaus?
  • Las declaraciones pueden ser escritas en inglés, español o francés.

Para cualquier consulta relacionada con el Premio Anja Niedringhaus a la Valentía en Fotoperiodismo 2019, por favor comuníquese con Justine O'Sullivan al josullivan@iwmf.org 

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