50.50

Apply for a 2020 data journalism fellowship focused on women’s and LGBTIQ rights

Join our Tracking the Backlash investigative project for six months and sharpen your data journalism skills. Deadline: Sunday 16 February 2020.

Claire Provost author pic
Lydia Namubiru Claire Provost
27 January 2020, 2.24pm
Flickr/Medialab Katowice. CC BY 2.0. Some rights reserved.

openDemocracy’s Tracking the Backlash project is excited to announce a six-month, full-time data journalism fellowship starting in March 2020. Working closely with our editors, the fellow will focus on applying data journalism and other investigative reporting techniques to special projects tracking organised opposition to women’s and LGBTIQ rights across the world.

The fellow will be paid a stipend of $2,100 per month and will be expected to dedicate 40 hours a week to related research, reporting, data entry, data analysis and other tasks for at least two major investigative projects. Throughout the fellowship, they will receive ongoing mentorship and supervision on data and investigative skills and will be invited to attend special training workshops.

We’re looking for applications from journalists who want to gain experience working with data in investigations – or from researchers with experience in data entry and analysis who want to gain experience in journalism. Data journalism is a specialised skill and you will get more out of this opportunity if you have some experience in storytelling or research. Previous work experience of 3-5 years is therefore preferred, but we will consider applications in their entirety.

The fellow can be based anywhere in the world with reliable internet access though we particularly encourage applications from women and LGBTIQ people living in East Africa as well as Central Asia, Eastern Europe, and the South Caucasus, which are regions where Tracking the Backlash is expanding.

To apply:

If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email [email protected], including “Questions about 2020 data journalism fellowship” in the subject line of your message.

Should we allow artificial intelligence to manage migration?

How is artificial intelligence being used in governing migration? What are the risks and opportunities that the emerging technology raises for both the state and the individual crossing a country’s borders?

Ryerson University’s Canada Excellence Research Chair in Migration and Integration and openDemocracy have teamed up to host this free live discussion on 15 April at 5pm UK time/12pm EDT.

Hear from:

Ana Beduschi Associate professor of law, University of Exeter

Hilary Evans Cameron Assistant professor, faculty of law, Ryerson University

Patrick McEvenue Senior director, Strategic Policy Branch, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Chair: Lucia Nalbandian Researcher, CERC Migration, Ryerson University

Get 50.50 emails Gender and social justice, in your inbox. Sign up to receive openDemocracy 50.50's monthly email newsletter.

Comments

We encourage anyone to comment, please consult the oD commenting guidelines if you have any questions.
Audio available Bookmark Check Language Close Comments Download Facebook Link Email Newsletter Newsletter Play Print Share Twitter Youtube Search Instagram WhatsApp yourData