The Asian American Journalists Assocation’s Asia Chapter (AAJA-Asia) is accepting applications for its first-ever Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Reporting Fellowships as part of the Advancing News Diversity in Asia (ANDA) project.
WHAT: AAJA-Asia is offering a number of reporting fellowships to enable journalists to write stories on issues of diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) affecting Asia Pacific communities. Preferred formats are written articles (800-1200 words). Photo essays, podcasts, video and multimedia projects will also be considered. Team projects are welcome. Successful applicants will receive a stipend for producing their story or will be assigned a story of interest already identified by the project. All stories will be published in AAJA-Asia’s N3Con Magazine and will selectively appear in the ANDA Project’s Report – to be published in February 2022.
Preference will be given to stories highlighting issues in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, S. Korea, The Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan.
DEI Reporting Fellows are encouraged to report on diversity in all forms: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, disability, socio-economic class, age or any experience affecting marginalized communities. AAJA-Asia welcomes projects that explore the experiences of marginalized communities and individuals and the struggle for representation in any Asian country. These could be stories about politics, education, sports or media/entertainment. We also encourage stories about how news media outlets are giving voice to marginalized communities and how underrepresented communities are striving for fair media access or representation of any kind.
WHY: AAJA-Asia’s ANDA project, supported by the Facebook Journalism Project and media partners across Asia-Pacific, aims to raise awareness and improve diversity and representation in newsrooms and coverage throughout Asia. The project launched this spring with a series of focus group discussions involving journalists from 38 news organizations. These initial discussions lead to the release of a survey (open to journalists working in Hong Kong, Indonesia, Japan, S.Korea, The Philippines, Singapore and Taiwan) which aims to build an understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion from an Asia perspective.
WHO & WHEN: Students in journalism, freelancers and/or staff journalists interested in writing on diversity issues are invited to apply for the fellowships before November 25.
For more information or questions about AAJA-Asia’s DEI Reporting Fellowships, contact firstname.lastname@example.org