Science Journalism Mentorship Program
Call for Application
Nepal Forum of Science Journalists (NFSJ) in collaboration with The Open Notebook (TON) invites application for six months (Jan-Jun 2023) Science Journalism Mentorship Program. The program intends to provide expert mentorship and training support to working science journalists and enable them to find great story ideas, pitch science stories to leading regional and international media outlets.
Selected journalists will get an unparalleled opportunity to get international level training from experienced science journalists including the editor-in-chief of TON.
The mentoring program will include five (approximately) monthly Zoom discussions as well as opportunities for online discussions on topics such as:
- Finding good story ideas
- Pitching science stories to English-language media outlets
- Working effectively with editors from pitch through publication
- Interviewing sources
- Using quotes in stories
- From reporting to writing: Organizing notes and getting started
Each participant will have to produce two original, reported science stories (print, audio, or multi-media) at the end of the program under the close guidance and mentorship support of NFSJ.
Who can apply?
- Working journalists (online, print, multimedia)
- Early career journalists and journalists from underrepresented and marginalized communities are encouraged to apply
Interested applicants are requested to drop their CV with a short letter of motivation by 22nd Jan, 2023 via Google form.
Note: Attending the five virtual sessions over the course of six months is mandatory for the selected participants. Certificates of completion will be awarded to the participants who complete the entire duration of the program and produce the deliverables.