Deadline for applications: 30 June 2016
The news media plays a vital role in documenting conflict, instability and other security threats around the world. But media can also play a role in helping to prevent instability, by providing high quality reporting that highlights potential crises before they spiral out of control.
The Thomson Reuters Foundation, in partnership with the Stanley Foundation and Gerda Henkel Stiftung, is launching a new programme which will support journalists to uncover emerging threats in specific communities, countries or regions worldwide, and bring these stories to a wide audience.
The programme features:
- A three-day residential story lab (19 October – 22 October 2016) taking place near London that will bring together journalists, security researchers, and experts to share insight on emerging security situations and explore or refine story ideas (costs of participation are covered by the programme)
- The opportunity to apply for small grants to cover the cost of reporting stories
- Access to experienced journalists who have covered security stories all over the world, who can provide advice and editorial guidance
- Support with pitching stories to international publication platforms if needed
Uncovering Security: Emerging Threats provides a unique opportunity for collaboration. Participating journalists may choose to work in pairs or small teams and work on the same story together. They may also form partnerships with researchers who take part in the seminar – many of whom have experience gathering information ‘on the ground’ – to discover new leads, incorporate another story angle, or to deepen the content they produce.