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IJNet Live: How US journalists can apply for an international reporting fellowship

IJNet Live: How US journalists can apply for an international reporting fellowship

IJNet | February 20, 2015

If you are a U.S. journalist interested in reporting abroad, bring your questions to our chat about an upcoming international reporting fellowship.

Join us Tuesday, March 3 at 3:00 p.m. (EST) for a one-hour chat about the Ford Foundation-sponsored fellowship Bringing Home the World: International Reporting Fellowship for Minority Journalists.

During the chat, you can pose your questions to ICFJ staffers and two journalists who participated in recent Ford fellowships, Janelle Richards of NBC News and Ann Simmons of the Los Angeles Times.

As a participant in ICFJ’s international reporting fellowship, Richards traveled to Ghana in 2014 to report on the rising demand of chocolate and the risks that exist for cocoa farmers in West Africa.

Simmons went to Russia, where she covered the "Black Experience in post-Soviet Russia" by exploring the growing plight of people from Sub-Saharan Africa and assessing the status of Russian-born black citizens.

The fellowships are managed by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ). The deadline to apply for these fellowships is March 31.

You can join the chat here or follow along on Twitter with hashtag #icfjglobal.

Photo of Janelle Richards (left) during her fellowship, courtesy of ICFJ.

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