Carleton University is now accepting applications for the R. James Travers Foreign Corresponding Fellowship for a project to be completed in 2019. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 22, 2018 at 12 p.m. (noon, EDT).
The fund was established to provide an annual award of $25,000 to cover travel, reporting and research expenses and a stipend for a journalist. It is administered by Carleton University through its School of Journalism and Communication in the Faculty of Public Affairs.
Last year’s recipients, Canadian Press reporting team Aleksandra Sagan and Laura Kane, used the fellowship to travel to India and South Africa to examine the impact of antimicrobial resistance or the growth of micro-organisms that fight off drugs to treat them and innovative approaches to combating an impending global crisis. The resulting stories can be found here: http://bit.ly/2nESUmY.
The fellowship commemorates the career and ideals of Jim Travers – reporter, foreign correspondent, general manager for Southam News, editor of The Ottawa Citizen, executive managing editor of the Toronto Star and national columnist for the Star at the time of his death on March 3, 2011.
Friends and colleagues of Travers established the fellowship fund to finance significant foreign reporting projects by Canadian journalists — staffers, freelancers or students — working in any medium. The Travers family enthusiastically supports the fellowship and is actively involved in its development.
The award reflects the importance that Travers attached to his six years reporting from Africa and the Middle East. He believed Canadians deserve first-hand, in-depth coverage of important stories outside our borders. He argued passionately that it is crucial for Canadian reporters to “bear witness” — because in our interconnected world, “foreign” news is local news.
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