Fully Funded Thomas Reuters Foundation Uncovering Security – Story Lab 2018
Program Date: 08 January – 11 January
Venue : Wiston House – West Sussex, UK – England and Wales
The news media plays a vital role in documenting conflict, instability and other security threats around the world. But the media can also play a role in helping to build resilience and prevent instability, by providing high quality reporting that highlights potential crises before they spiral out of control.The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, invites applications from journalists to take part in a unique media skills development programme designed to strengthen stories on under-covered security threats and responses across the globe.
The programme will support journalists to collaborate with researchers to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and produce stories that reach a wide audience. Uncovering Security was launched in 2016 to give journalists and researchers who are interested in similar security-related topics the opportunity to work together – to learn from each other, to share skills, expertise, resources and contacts. The results of this pilot program revealed many benefits to this kind of cooperation. We are excited to launch this programme again to foster new collaborations and to support outstanding reporting.
The programme features:
All applicants are asked to submit a story idea that could be developed during the programme. If accepted, journalists will not necessarily be expected to pursue this story idea. During the seminar, journalists may learn of a different story, or modify their original story.
Here are some possible story topics – although we welcome ideas that concern other security threats in any region of the world:
The programme will cover all transport and subsistence costs of journalists participating in this programme.
Deadline: 4th September 2017
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