Apply for the Complicating the Narratives Fellowship

As the world faces a new surge of conflict, the Solutions Journalism Network is seeking project proposals from U.S.-based journalists for its Complicating the Narratives (CTN) Fellowship.This fellowship encourages journalists to dig beneath divisions and ask: what are the great solutions stories to be done in times of intense conflict?

Modeled on the LEDE Fellowship, the CTN Fellowship invites U.S-based journalists to design and implement solutions journalism projects centering methodologies that complicate the narratives, and infusing mutual understanding in their communities.

This fellowship is entirely remote, and applications are welcome from anywhere in the United States. Applications are due by April 29, 2022. The fellowship year will run from June 2022 to June 2023.

The goal of the fellowship is to support projects that advance CTN-informed solutions journalism. Successful fellowship projects will:

–Produce solutions stories using CTN techniques;|
–Facilitate online or offline community events with other organizations centering this approach;
–Create practical resources, case studies or templates for other journalists.

SJN encourages a broad range of projects that produce solutions stories and catalyze creative community events — such as listening sessions, public squares or other dialogue formats — to advance understanding across divides over America’s most partisan issues.

To learn more about CTN, start by exploring these stories, as well as this toolkit and curriculum. You’re invited to learn from two live sessions designed to deepen your understanding and kick-start your fellowship application. These sessions will be recorded and shared with those who register, and embedded here.

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