FACTCHECKERS IN THE U.S. (fellowship, July 15) / by Bear Guerra

Via Poynter:

“Poynter’s International Fact-Checking Network is offering two $2,500 fact-checking fellowships to allow fact-checkers to embed in a news organization in another country to learn fact-checking best practices.

The fellowships are aimed at fact-checkers seeking to spend time embedded at a fact-checking organization in another country in order to be exposed to best practices they can adopt.

These are entirely self-organized fellowships: Applicants must specify the organization they want to visit, pitch a detailed plan including the duration and what they seek to learn from the experience. They ought to spend at least one week with the partner organization.

In order to qualify, applicants must hail from a fact-checking organization with a public working method, transparent funding sources, and a commitment to nonpartisanship. Freelancers with significant experience of fact-checking work (evidence of published work will be required) can also apply.

There is significant flexibility in the acceptable proposals. For example, the funding available through the fellowship can cover several people’s flights, or one month’s accommodation for one person. The key aspect is the transfer of organizational knowledge from one fact-checking group to another.

Though the preference is to award two fellowships worth $2,500 each, exceptional projects for which a higher budget is indispensable can apply for $5,000 and be considered.”

DEADLINE: July 15.