November 21, 2019

Winnipeg, Manitoba – The Canadian Association of Journalists (CAJ) and APTN are pleased to announce a call for applications for the forth Indigenous Investigative Journalism Fellowship.

Application instructions are available on both the APTN and CAJ websites. Deadline for receipt of applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on December 8, 2019.

This fellowship provides a 12-week, paid placement with APTN Investigates in Winnipeg, Manitoba, in the winter-spring of 2020. During this time, the recipient is expected to produce a full-length piece of original, investigative journalism that will air on APTN Investigates, the first Indigenous investigative news program in Canada.

The fellowship recipient will receive a complimentary one-year membership to the CAJ and an invitation to #CAJ20 National Conference. The finished piece will be screened to the conference delegates and followed by a panel discussion.

Who should apply?
Journalists of a First Nations, Inuit or Métis background who are eligible to work in Canada and have a minimum of three years’ professional experience working in a media outlet or as a freelancer. The recipient must be willing to relocate to Winnipeg for the period of the fellowship placement.

What should be included in the application?
– A reporting plan, no more than 750 words and laying out the story pitch – including its topic, potential impact, draft timeline, how the applicant expects to tell the story, and why they are the best person to tell it;
– A résumé of no more than two pages;
– Up to three work samples – preferably broadcast clips provided via links or PDFs of print work;
– Up to three letters of reference.

More information on the program and selection criteria is available here.

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The CAJ is Canada’s largest national professional organization for journalists from all media, representing about 600 members across the country. The CAJ’s primary roles are to provide public-interest advocacy and high-quality professional development for its members.

APTN launched in 1999 as the first national Indigenous broadcaster in the world, creating a window into the remarkably diverse mosaic of Indigenous Peoples. APTN is a respected non-profit, charitable broadcaster and the only one of its kind in North America. Sharing our stories of authenticity in English, French and a variety of Indigenous languages, to approximately 11 million Canadian TV subscribers. With over 80% Canadian content, APTN connects with its audience through genuine, inspiring, and engaging entertainment through multiple platforms.

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For further information contact:
Karyn Pugliese, CAJ President, (204) 995-1071

For further information about APTN or image requests, contact:
Emili Bellefleur
Manager of Communications, APTN
(514) 544-6124, ext. 227
[email protected]