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Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting

Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting in the Himalayan Region

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The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Earth Journalism Network calls application for Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting in the Himalayan Region. TERI and EJ are providing a six-month media fellowship to digital, print and radio journalists, voice artists, documentary filmmakers, video bloggers, graphic artists and anyone else who has a demonstrated flair for mass communication. Applicants from the Himalayan region in India, Nepal and Bhutan will have a preference.


The Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting goal is to broaden the understanding of the fellows on climate change communication; enhance their skills to produce multimedia stories across a variety of digital platforms. This is a fully online program. The fellows will get to interact with a number of climate science, policy, and communication experts. They will receive mentorship by senior journalists and their performances will be assess on the basis of stories; involving original production and reporting from the Himalayan region.

Overall, this Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting intends to create a Himalayan collective of climate change communicators, who in the long term, collaborate to amplify the environmental concerns and solutions, related to this very vital and vulnerable ecosystem. The training time frame is from January-June 2021.


  • Training will be through a virtually designed Learning Management System. 4G connectivity and standard laptop/desktop are essential pre-requisites for applying for this fellowship.
  • Fellows will need to devote a minimum of 4-5 hours per week to attend live classes; and one-to-one sessions with assigned mentors.
  • Additionally, they will have to commit time to produce and submit multimedia stories (number of stories to be pre-fixed at the start of the fellowship) within stipulated deadlines.
  • Fellows will receive a small stipend to support the production of these stories.
  • All stories produced under the fellowship will be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-No Derivatives 4.0 International. Fellows will be free to self-publish their stories or get it published first (commercially or pro-bono) on any credible media platform of their choice.


  • Any professional with minimum 3 years of work experience, working with a regional or national media organization or independently.
  • Preferably (not necessarily) located in the Himalayan region. The fellowship intends to encourage applicants representing ethnic minority groups, indigenous groups, and women, individuals under 30 years of age, and people with disabilities.
  • Applicants must be a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan.
  • Engaged in reporting on Himalayan ecosystems.
  • Proficient (spoken and written) in English or Hindi language.


Interested journalists may fill up this form to send their submissions the latest by October 31, 2020. In case of any problem in submitting the form, reach out to Mr. Sumit Bansal at [email protected]


Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 October,2020
Open toAll
OrganizerThe Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Earth Journalism Network



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