The NewsSpectrum Fellowship programme is excited to announce the addition of the European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) as a supporting partner. NewsSpectrum provides fellowship grants to journalists and other media professionals working at minority-language media.

Journalists working at Roma-language media outlets are warmly invited to apply for the fellowships. NewsSpectrum offers two types of fellowships: The Collaborative Reporting Fellowships supports reporting projects carried out by journalists working at minority-language media (including regular freelance contributors) in collaboration with a majority-language journalist or media outlet. The Professional Placement Fellowship supports custom short-term work placements or study visits by minority-language media professionals at majority-language media.

Details about both fellowships can be found on the NewsSpectrum website. The first call for applications opened on April 12 and closes on May 28. Fellowships are expected to last at least two weeks, but flexible durations are possible. The fellowships can be carried out anytime between June and December 31, 2021.

Applicants are strongly encouraged to secure a reporting partner or host organisation before applying. However, the NewsSpectrum project partners stand ready to try to connect promising applicants with suitable host organisations.

NewsSpectrum is delighted that DW (Deutsche Welle) will join the project as a majority-language partner to Roma-language media professionals. DW will be teaming up a group of journalists with the selected applicants of the fellowship in order to support them. Germany’s international broadcaster produces journalistic content in 30 languages. Regular coverage also features the life of Sinti and Roma in Europe: https://www.dw.com/en/roma-in-europe/t-17359035.

Interested applicants can contact ERIAC at [email protected] or the International Press Institute at [email protected].

Media professionals interested in applying for the fellowship should read the full description, eligibility and selection criteria, and application instructions on the NewsSpectrum website.

NewsSpectrum is a joint initiative of the International Press Institute (IPI) and the European Association of Daily Newspapers in Minority and Regional Languages (MIDAS). It is co-funded as a pilot project by the European Commission (DG Connect). The European Roma Institute for Arts and Culture (ERIAC) now joins the programme as a supporting partner.