Application Deadline: 3rd September 2019
Eligible Countries: East African countries
To be Taken at (Country): Aga Khan University (AKU),
About the Award: In an age where audiences are bombarded with infinite digital content, with which traditional media forms have to compete, journalism has no choice but to be engaging and compelling. Such interesting times summon a different form of storytelling; captivating, enganging in durable depth, with meaningful themes and issues that outlast the fleeting news cycle.
The future of journalism is pegged on the ability to tell stories that educate and entertain; provoke and inspire. Stories that connect deeply with our hopes and deepest aspirations, as well as stories that speak to the heart of our anxieties and abiding fears. The future also demands of media to recenter their strategies on the foundational principles of journalism anchored on sustainable innovative frameworks to deliver compelling journalism.
Advances in data analytics, artificial intelligence, visual art forms, text, video, photography, animation, virtual and augmented reality have put at the disposal of journalists unprecedented power to engage a diversity of audiences in a shared experience
Value of Award: $15,000 grant startup
How to Apply: If interested, please submit your application online here.
- It is important to go through all application requirements in the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.