Application Opens For Investigative Journalism Project

Journalists in Nigeria interested in building a career in investigative reporting can still apply to participate in the Nigerian Investigative Journalism Project, an initiative of the International Centre for Investigative Reporting, ICIR, Abuja.

The deadline for application is Monday, April 20.

The project which commenced in 2014 is a two part programme which offers capacity building for reporters in Investigative Journalism as well as provides financial support for them to undertake critical, watchdog reporting, according to a press release issue by the centre.

Application is open to young journalists in print, electronic and recognised online media platforms. Freelance reporters who show proof of previous interest in investigative reporting can also apply.

Successful applicants will receive training in new Investigative Journalism skills such as data journalism, computer assisted reporting, undercover reporting, as well as get tips on reporting in conflict or unfriendly environments.

Participants in the project would also be able to access small grants to undertake investigative reporting projects.

The training programme is scheduled for mid – May.

Last year, the project brought together 38 journalists from different newsrooms across the country. Participating journalism who spent three days at a training programme in Abuja were able to access small grants with do investigative stories. About 20 investigative reports were so sponsored in 2014.



    The project is funded by a grant from Ford Foundation.

    Successful applicants will be announced by May 1.

    Applicants can directly apply here.

    For more information on the Nigerian Investigative Reporting Project click here




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