With the continued support of WHO, 12 journalists will be selected for the Safety 2018 reporting fellowship. The 2018 Safety Reporting Fellowship program will cover all fellowship-related costs, including travel to the conference, accommodations and registration.
Journalists who apply for the fellowship must be fluent in English. Priority will be given to journalists from low- or middle-income countries. Please note that preference will be given to those who haven’t participated in a WHO training workshop before.
Applicants will be asked to provide the following:
- An essay (no more than 500 words) detailing your motivation and goals for seeking the fellowship;
- At least one fleshed-out story idea (300 - 500 words) for an in-depth safety and injury-prevention reporting project that incorporates data;
- A commitment to produce at least three safety stories during and after the conference;
- A letter of support from an editor or newsroom manager endorsing the journalist’s participation in the program to demonstrate understanding of the fellowship’s value and support for publishing, posting and/or broadcasting the journalist’s coverage of the conference and story project;
- A brief biography (up to 300 words);
- A resume;
- Two samples of work focusing on safety or injury prevention published/posted/broadcast recently (after 2015).
Selection will be based on the journalists’ professional qualifications, relevant experience such as demonstrated interest in the topic of injury prevention or road safety, English-language proficiency, and endorsement by a newsroom manager.