The Daksh – India Together Election 2014 Data Journalism Fellowship

Oorvani Foundation, a non-profit media foundation that supports independent public affairs journalism, in collaboration with Daksh, a non-profit focused on improving accountability in politics and governance, is inviting applications for the Daksh-IT Election 2014 Data Journalism Fellowship. Two applicants will be selected to research, analyse data and write on select themes related to the 2014 General Elections.

Fellowship Amount

Rs.75,000 to be paid in two instalments, one at the beginning of the Fellowship and one on completion of publishing the required number of stories.

Eligibility

Professional journalists, including freelancers, in Print and New Media in English, with at least one year of demonstrated experience in in-depth long form journalism. Researchers or Data experts with demonstrated track record of writing in a lucid and articulate manner will also be considered.

Duration of Fellowship

From 20 Feb 2014 to two weeks post elections, by which time Fellows must complete all their submissions.

Fellowship Criteria

Fellows must coordinate with India Together and Daksh teams and produce at least FIVE stories. Each story will be of 800-1500 words length, and supplemented with data and visualisations. A full report, including all findings and data is also to be filed at the end of the period.

Fellows are encouraged to use technology to tell stories in innovate and dynamic ways. They are expected to share the data provided in open source formats.

Articles and pictures will be reviewed and published in India Together and Citizen Matters (as applicable). Articles may also be published in other media with due permission and credit.

Application Requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Soft copies of three published long form stories, preferably data-based, along with publication title, date of publishing and byline
  • Cover note

Application Deadline

15 February, 2014. Selected applicants will be notified within 5 days.

Send applications to: satarupa@oorvani.in

Hat tip: Ashwin

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