Dataship is a 12-month fellowship program that brings together 15 of the brightest early-career data journalists from non-OECD countries to foster the development of data-driven reporting. The program combines tailored trainings and networking opportunities, offering selected fellows a unique and exclusive opportunity to learn, exchange ideas and connect with their counterparts around the world to become advocates of data journalism in their own countries.
Fellows receive up to € 2,000 to support their personal data-driven project, and are invited to two training sessions (in May 2019 and January 2020) as well as two major conferences (the Global Investigative Journalism Conference in Hamburg and the International Journalism Festival in Perugia, Italy).
Why this program?
DW Akademie believes data journalism has great potential to drive transparency and fuel greater accountability and good governance. We consider this to be an important prerequisite for people to make informed decisions and pursue an open social debate. Visualizing digital sources allows for different perception and new perspectives, making the technology a great modern asset to traditional journalism. The fellowship demonstrates DW Akademie’s long-standing commitment to supporting quality journalism around the world.
Dataship is run by DW Akademie, Germany’s leading organization for international media development and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ). The project is financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).
Our online application is open from December 10, 2018, until February 8, 2019. Journalists who are interested in a full-year fellowship to do great data journalism and grow their network should apply to Dataship.
Benefits and expectations
Our fellows will receive a wide ranging support and the possibility to build a global network to become advocates of data journalism in their own countries. But there are also a few things we will expect from you.
How to apply
15 of the brightest early-career data journalists from non-OECD countries will get the chance to participate in the project. Our application is designed to assess your data journalism skills.
Meet the jury
Jury members are experts in different fields of data journalism. They will assess the credibility and feasibility of the applications.
You have questions. We have answers. Browse our frequently asked questions below. If you still need additional information, we are happy to help. Email us and we will give you more information.
The application period for Dataship is now open. Applicants have until Friday February 8, 2019, 23:59 CET to submit their applications. For more info click here
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