Digital Media Fellowship for Middle East/North Africa

Deadline: 31 December 2013
Open to: journalists, media business managers, digital media entrepreneurs and technologists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates
Fellowship: four-week programs in the United States with short internships

Description

“Unlocking the Economic Potential of Digital Media” is an 18-month, multi-phase program offered by the International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) for 30 digital media practitioners from the Middle East and North Africa and 10 from the United States.

The accepted fellows will be asked to create media business models that harness the power of digital tools to generate sustainable new revenue. They will be matched with expert U.S. counterparts in organizations that include traditional media and new digital media start-ups as well as institutions that invent new digital tools and pioneer new ways to use them to deliver news and information and serve the public interest.

Professional Fellows from the MENA region will have four-week programs in the United States anchored by 22-day internships at these institutions, while their U.S. counterparts will visit the MENA fellows’ homelands during two-week programs. The MENA fellows will be exposed to the latest innovations in the digital world while experiencing life in the United States. At the end of their program, they will participate in the Professional Fellows Congresses in Washington, D.C

The common factor linking this group is the interest they share in developing new media business models and products – rooted in digital technology – that are sustainable engines for independent sources of news and information.

Eligibility

The Professional Fellows program is open for professional and citizen journalists, media business managers, digital media entrepreneurs and technologists from Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Applicants should have the ability to communicate well in English.

Application

Apply online HERE BY 31 December 2013.

Contacts: Dina Tariq – Manager of E-learning and Middle East Programs [email protected] and Islam Shafiq – Program Officer [email protected]

See the official website HERE for more information.

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