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Nigeria Health Watch

Nigeria Health Watch Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2021

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Nigeria Health Watch calls applications for Solutions Journalism Fellowship 2021. It currently  working with 10 newsrooms across Nigeria and will be onboarding 10 fellows as part of the initiative.

Solutions Journalism adopts a solutions-oriented approach to storytelling; telling rigorous, investigative, and compelling stories of responses to existing social problems. The insights from these stories can help scale up the responses or replicate them in other places.

It differs from the traditional, often problem-focused journalism because it highlights what works, as opposed to what does not, and goes further to investigate why an intervention or solution to a social problem was able to bring change. Solutions Journalism also looks at what could have been done differently to improve or solve similar problems in other places. It can be used as an effective tool to hold the powerful accountable by showing them how others are solving problems, thereby removing excuses.


Nigeria Health Watch Solutions Journalism Fellowship will provide the following benefits

  • Grant to produce any story of your choice (stories must be human interest and have health angles).
  • Remote support from a mentor to produce your proposed stories.
  • Editorial freedom to work on your project using your preferred format (video, photography, audio, text, animation etc).
  • Access to exclusive workshops + webinars to hone your solutions journalism and storytelling skills.
  • Access to a global network of solutions journalists and storytellers.
  • Opportunity to publish stories in media outlets outside Nigeria.
  • Priority in accepting and commissioning your pitches for publication on Nigeria Health Watch website after your fellowship is over.


This position is open to someone who has the following characteristics

  • Affiliated with a media organisation or a freelancer.
  • Passionate about telling stories of efforts to respond to various social problems especially around health.
  • Able to tell compelling stories using multiple formats (In addition to writers, we want photojournalists, documentary photographers, podcasters, documentary video makers, graphic animators).
  • Familiar with the solutions journalism framework or interested to learn about it.
  • Willing and available to commit to the fellowship schedule (training, mentoring and periodic check-ins).

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline31 August,2021
Open toAll
OrganizerNigeria Health Watch



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