Call for Application DW Data Journalism Fellowship 2019

Deutsche Welle Data Journalism Fellowship 2019

DW Akademie believes data journalism has great potential to drive transparency and fuel greater accountability and good governance. We consider this to be an important prerequisite for people to make informed decisions and pursue an open social debate.

Dataship – The Data Journalism Fellowship, is a 12-month fellowship program that brings together 15 of the brightest early-career data journalists from non-OECD countries to foster the development of data-driven reporting.

The program combines tailored trainings and networking opportunities, offering selected fellows a unique and exclusive opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and connect with their counterparts around the world to become advocates of data journalism in their own countries.

Fellows receive up to € 2,000 to support their personal data-driven project, and are invited to two training sessions (in May 2019 and January 2020) as well as two major conferences (the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy).  

Application Deadline: February 8th 2019

Eligibility criteria

Technical skills: Applicants should be familiar with the tools of data journalism. In particular, they should:

  • Know how to use advanced spreadsheet functionalities such as pivot tables, filters and vertical lookups. 
  • Know how to use online visualization software such as Datawrapper or Infogram.

Experience: Applicants should have published at least one story using data journalism techniques in a news media.

Country of residence:Applicants should be residents of a country that is not a member of the OECD.

English language: Applicants should have a command of English corresponding at least to the B2 level of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Note that, apart from the application form, participants will not be expected to write in English (unless they choose to write their project in English, of course). However, English will be the language of the trainings and conferences. 

Documents to be submitted
In the application form, you will be required, among other items, to submit:

  • A statement of up to 1000 words outlining your proposed data project,
  • A sample of your work (please see specific requirements above).

Apply here

Applications should be made online by filling out this form.

If, for privacy or security reasons, you do not wish to use a Google Form, feel free to download the form, fill it out and send it to us at dw-akademie.dataship@dw.com in a GPG-encrypted e-mail (our public key is here), Signal or Whatsapp message (+491702875332).

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