Seeking the next Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellow
WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2017
WINNIPEG, Oct. 10, 2017 – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN) are pleased to open applications for the second Aboriginal Investigative Journalism Fellowship.
Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on Dec. 1, 2017.
This fellowship will provide a 12-week, paid placement with the APTN Investigates team based in Winnipeg, Man., in the late-winter or spring of 2018. The goal is to have the recipient produce a full-length piece of original, investigative journalism that would air on APTN Investigates.
The CAJ is providing promotional and logistical support to the judging panel. The CAJ will provide the fellowship recipient with a complimentary one-year membership. Moreover, they will be invited to #CAJ18 in Toronto next year to screen the finished piece for conference delegates and discuss how it came together and was received after broadcast.
Who should apply?
Any journalist of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who is able to work in Canada and has a minimum of three years’ professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.
What should you include in your application?
- A reporting plan that in no more than 750 words lays out your story pitch – including its topic, potential impact, a draft timeline, how you expect to tell the story, and why you are the best person to tell it.
- Your resume, of no more than two pages
- Up to three work samples – preferably broadcast clips provided via link or PDFs of print work
- Up to three letters of reference.
Full application details, including how to submit your entry, are available here.
The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing about 600 members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.
September 1, 2017, marked the 18-year anniversary of the launch of the first national Aboriginal television network in the world with programming by, for and about Aboriginal Peoples to share with all Canadians and viewers around the world. APTN is available in approximately 11 million Canadian households and commercial establishments with cable, direct-to-home satellite, telco-delivered and fixed wireless television service providers. The network launched its high definition channel, APTN HD, in the spring of 2008. APTN does not receive government funding for operations but generates revenue through subscriber fees, advertising sales and strategic partnerships. APTN broadcasts programming with 56% offered in English, 16% in French and 28% in Aboriginal languages. For program schedule or for more information, please contact APTN at (204) 947-9331 or toll-free at 1-888-278-8862 (Canada), or visit the website at www.aptn.ca