Tableau Foundation and Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) calls application for Fellowship for Data Journalists. Applications are open to data journalists from India and Kenya who identify as women or gender minorities. The Tableau Foundation and Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) Fellowship cohort will consist of up to 15 data journalists who demonstrate an interest in learning Tableau skills and a passion for data-driven journalism about gender quality issues linked to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Fellows, in turn, are expected to apply their data skills and the EM2030 SDG Gender Index data to develop pieces of data-driven journalism (such as articles, infographics, apps, etc.) about key gender equality issues relevant to their country context.
Over the course of 8-10 months, the program will include:
- A Tableau Creator license: Each Fellow will receive a Creator license valid for two years.
Three (3) X two-day virtual/in-person (depending on local travel restrictions) Tableau training: Fellows will receive training as a cohort. Training includes Tableau Desktop I, Tableau Desktop II, and Data Storytelling.
- Five (5) two-hour virtual meetings with the other Fellows (convened by EM2030): Each virtual meeting will give Fellows an opportunity to learn from each other’s experiences and to seek help with their own data visualization and analysis questions.
- One (1) final presentation: one final virtual meeting where Fellows will present their products to the other Fellows and stakeholders from EM2030 and Tableau.
- Tableau mentorship: The Tableau Foundation will pair each fellow with a technical Tableau mentor to support the Fellow with personalized, one-on-one technical guidance.
- EM2030 focal point: EM2030 will pair each Fellow with an EM2030 focal point for support such as questions about the SDG Gender Index, other data technical questions, advocacy and/or communications support.
- Connection with local advocates: Fellows will have the opportunity to meet local advocates (EM2030 national partners) at least twice during the project, for example for help identifying issues for investigation or to provide further context and lived experience related to the issues raised in the data.
- $1,500 cash stipend: The stipend will come in the form of an unrestricted grant and will be disbursed in part up front and in part after the final presentation.
- The potential for additional presentations in national/regional/global conferences (to be confirmed, depending on themes covered, products produced, travel restrictions linked to international conferences, etc.)
In addition to extensive training, Tableau Foundation and Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) Fellowship includes a complimentary two-year license for Tableau software, ongoing mentoring and support, access to EM2030’s SDG Gender Index data and a $1,500 cash grant to support your work.
Candidates for Tableau Foundation and Equal Measures 2030 (EM2030) Fellowship must have the following criteria
- Applicants must be residents of India or Kenya
- Applicants should self-identify as women or a minority gender
- Program activities will be conducted in English, and all participants will need fluency in spoken and written English to participate effectively in the program activities.
- Applicants should have an example of at least one story they’ve previously published using data journalism techniques in the news media.
- Data Fellows can, of course, create their data products in any language but they will be expected to be able to share and explain their products in English so the rest of the group can understand and learn from what they’ve created.
- Know how to use advanced spreadsheet functionalities such as pivot tables, filters, and vertical lookups.
- Be keen to learn how to use Tableau data visualization software.