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. We are particularly interested in exposing abuses of power or inexcusable failures by large institutions that negatively affect marginalised people or communities. The fellowship and our editorial support will enable you to investigate, research and develop your proposed reporting project. During the second half of the fellowship period, we will work with you to produce a short film or broadcast segment and a long-form written exposé rooted in your reporting and findings.
- Up to R40,000 to conduct your investigation and to work with the Viewfinder team on journalistic production.
- Open to South African citizens or foreign nationals with permission to work here.
- Applicants should be skilled, mid-career journalists.
- Preference will be given to black applicants.
- Both freelance and employed journalists are invited to reply. The latter must seek permission from their editors. For permanently employed journalists, co-publication of their investigation with their home newsrooms can be negotiated.
DEADLINE: September 23, 2022
To apply and for more information, visit here