ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship , 2015 

ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship ,and applications are submitted till January 7, 2015. The International Center for Journalists offers Knight International Journalism Fellowship for one year, with the possibility of extension for up to two more years. The Fellowships will introduce innovations that improve the way journalists and media use mobile technology to inform and engage the public. The Senior Knight Health Journalism Fellow who may be from any country will be based in Kenya, Nigeria or South Africa. The Fellow will work with a team that includes other Knight Fellows focused on digital innovation and audience engagement strategies, and oversee health journalism specialists to be based in each of the four countries. Full details:

School(Institutions/ Country): | Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa

Level: one year fellowship program for journalists.

Field(s): Fellowship is awarded in the field of health and development journalism. During the one-year Fellowship, Knight International Journalism Fellows focus on one or more of the four target portfolios – mobile, data, social media/networks and multimedia storytelling. ICFJ expects Fellows to work on multiple, complementary projects.

Deadline: January 7, 2015.

Funded By: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups): ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship is targeted for any nationality.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Not Specified

Scholarship Duration: The duration of the fellowship is one year, with the possibility of extension for up to two more years.

Scholarship covers: During the Fellowship, each Fellow receives an allowance for expenses related to the Fellowship, and an honorarium. Fellows also receive an allowance for health-insurance coverage in their home countries and emergency coverage if they are working outside their home country. Fellows receive two weeks of paid vacation per year.


The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants for a ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship opening in Africa specializing in health and development journalism.

The Senior Knight Journalism Fellow will play a leading role in overseeing ICFJ’s African journalism initiative beginning in early 2015.

The goal of the project is to catalyze news media to deliver ongoing, high-quality health and development news that engages audiences by harnessing digital tools.


The ideal ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship candidate will have:

‣ At least 10 years experience in covering health and development (issues related to poverty and its alleviation)

‣ Sub-Saharan Africa expertise

‣ Strong digital media and audience engagement skills

‣ Excellent leadership skills, including managing others

‣ Strong organizational skills

‣ Ability to work effectively in a team

‣ Fluency in English; proficiency in other languages spoken in the target countries is a plus

Selection Criteria for ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship

‣ Fellow candidates must have the experience and skills necessary to lead these projects, and be able to act as a thought leader for broader influence on media. 

‣ Typical qualifications:

  • Experience working in newsrooms
  • Experience creating digital- and/or mobile-news media content and strategy
  • Experience managing digital production and innovation teams, while working to tight deadlines
  • Experience incorporating the use of social media and/or data in news media
  • Experience measuring results, such as the impact of content, adoption of technology and audience engagement
  • Success at replicating, adapting and creating technologies to answer local needs
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Ability to communicate program results as a speaker, blogger
  • Strong project- and time-management skills
  • Experience in the target region
  • Fluency (speaking, reading and writing) in the local language of the target country/region
  • Training or coaching experience

Scholarship Application Method

‣ Fellowship proposals are accepted from Fellow or partner candidates.

‣ Fellow candidates: Fellow candidates (those seeking to become the Fellow) must submit an application to “Become a Fellow” and an application to “Propose a Fellowship“.

‣  Partner candidates: Partner candidates must submit an application to “Propose a Fellowship”. While a Fellow candidate is not required for partner candidate to propose a Fellowship, it is preferred that candidates are identified.

‣ Scholarship Applications are due on January 7, 2015.

‣ Application forms and guidelines can be download from the official website

‣ It is important to read the application procedure, and visit the official websites (link found below) for detailed information on how to apply for this scholarship.

For more Information about ICFJ Senior Knight International Journalism Fellowship


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