ICFJ hosts program on innovation and entrepreneurship [Latin America]

Posted on Mar 26, 2021 in Media Entrepreneurship

Professional and citizen journalists, digital entrepreneurs and technologists from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panamá and Peru can apply.

The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ), with the support of the Professional Fellows Program, is offering the virtual program "A Digital Path to Entrepreneurship and Innovation for Latin America" May 4 to Sept. 15.

The program aims to help participants launch digital media products in their own countries or develop business models to make existing projects more sustainable.

Fellows will join U.S. hosts at digital communications firms, startup incubators and cutting-edge digital newsrooms based on their backgrounds, skills and project proposals. During the virtual newsroom embed, fellows will receive an opportunity to meet and learn from different teams in the newsroom through online platforms.

Each fellow will also receive a grant of US$1,700 toward their digital project and will have an opportunity to work with mentors in the course of eight weeks.

Fluency in English is required.

The deadline to apply is April 15.