National Media Fellowship Programme
Recognizing the need to play a proactive role in bringing development concerns more prominently to the public agenda, in 1994 the National Foundation for India launched its National Media Fellowship Programme. The fellowships aim to incorporate areas of social and development concerns not only for their own merit but also for the purpose of media sensitization to bring development concerns to the realm of public consciousness in order to facilitate a more informed development policy discourse.
The Foundation awards between nine and twelve fellowships each year. Under the fellowship the print journalists are expected to research, write and publish with a byline 10 articles on their chosen topic. Photojournalists are expected to write and publish five photo essays and mount an exhibition of his/her work at the end of the fellowship period.
The broad objectives of the National Media Fellowship are to promote effective communication that draws attention to development concerns, encourages excellence in journalism and facilitates a more informed development policy. More specifically the fellowship aim to:
create greater awareness in the media about national development problems
to strengthen public opinion regarding the need to take positive measures to support people-centered development
to facilitate a process of sensitization to development issues among media professionals
to promote effective communication that draws attention to development concerns; and
to facilitate a more informed development policy dialogue.
Fellowships are announced at an award ceremony held in New Delhi.
The details regarding applications for the fellowship are publicized in May each year, following which applications are open till the end of September (the exact dates vary each year). The fellowships are advertised in both Hindi and English, and applications can be sent in English or in any other Indian language.
You can check the details of the previous year’s applications in the brochure uploaded on our website. Once finalized, the details and application forms for the current year will be made available online.
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