Are you a mid-career journalist who wants to take your reporting on topical, public interest issues in South Africa to new heights? Viewfinder is offering a fellowship for reporters to investigate and then produce impact-driven journalism on accountability failures in the country. The viewfinder are particularly interested in exposing abuses of power or inexcusable failures by large institutions that negatively affect marginalized people or communities. The fellowship and their editorial support will enable you to investigate, research and develop your proposed reporting project. During the second half of the fellowship period, they will work with you to produce a short film or broadcast segment and a long-form written exposé rooted in your reporting and findings.
- R40,000 to conduct investigation and to work with the Viewfinder team on journalistic production.
- Collate interviews, research and source material into an investigative file (month one). Render your investigation as an investigative television broadcast segment and a long-form written exposé (month two).
- Expert investigative, editorial and production support will be on offer throughout the fellowship period.
- Open to South African citizens or foreign nationals with permission to work here.
- Applicants should be skilled, and in mid-career journalists.
- Both freelance and employed journalists are invited to apply.
DEADLINE: October 15, 2022
To apply and for more information visit here