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TruthBuzz Fellowship seeks media professional [US]

TruthBuzz Fellowship seeks media professional [US]

Posted on September 21, 2018

Deadline: 

October 08, 2018

Media experts with a track record of success leading innovative projects in newsrooms can apply for the TruthBuzz fellowship.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of Craig Newmark Philanthropies, is looking for an experienced and driven media professional based in the United States to help verified facts reach the widest possible audience.

The U.S. fellow will join a global team of fellows from Brazil, Nigeria, Indonesia and India, each working closely with local news partners to improve the reach and impact of fact-checking and help “inoculate” audiences against false or misleading information. Fellows will experiment with different storytelling methods and platforms to reach more people. 

The selected candidate will be embedded with two partner media organizations, News & Observer and PolitiFact, to spur the production of their fact-checked content in innovative and compelling ways. The position is ideally based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

The yearlong fellowship aims to start in late October/early November. The fellow will first attend an orientation Oct. 24 to 26 in Washington, followed by additional training from First Draft News and ICFJ on the principles and techniques of fact-checking, verification and visual storytelling.

The fellowship will provide a monthly honorarium and professional allowance to supplement the fellows' work with partner newsrooms.

The deadline is Oct. 8.

For more information on how to apply, click here.