Al Jazeera Fellowship Program 2024

Apply ๐๐จ๐ฐ for ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐€๐ฅ ๐‰๐š๐ณ๐ž๐ž๐ซ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ’ ๐…๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฐ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข๐ฉ ๐๐ซ๐จ๐ ๐ซ๐š๐ฆ๐ฆ๐ž ๐จ๐ง ๐€๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐Ÿ๐ข๐œ๐ข๐š๐ฅ ๐ˆ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ข๐ ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐ž

  • As part of the Al Jazeera Fellowship, journalists and scholars will have the opportunity to write a ๐Ÿณ,๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ-๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ research paper on selected fields of journalism. Successful applicants to the programme will:
  • Join a team within AJMN and experience the working environment first-hand.
  • Meet with editors, journalists and other staff, relevant to their research proposal.
  • Programme suitable for
  • Full-time journalists and researchers with a background in media or social sciences.

Program Duration

  • The programme will take two months to complete, divided into two main phases:
    ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿญ (To be completed remotely): The researcher will work on and submit a research plan and an introduction to his or her research paper before proceeding to phase 2.
    ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ ๐Ÿฎ (To be completed at Al Jazeera Media Network Headquarters): The researcher will continue the research until final submission of the paper.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Bachelorโ€™s degree.
  2. Full-time journalist or researcher (freelancer or employed).
  3. At least four years of professional experience in journalism or research, relevant to journalistic and/or media fields.
  4. Strong research and writing skills.
  5. Fluent in English (speaking and writing).
  6. In order to apply for the Fellowship, applicants must have a proper grasp of English academic writing.
  7. The Al Jazeera Fellowship in English is only open to those from non-Arab countries. Those from Arab countries may apply to our Arabic Fellowship Programme.

Requirements

In addition to completing the online application form, applicants are required to submit the following documents in PDF format, with the exception of video, images or other graphic materials provided as work samples. Please note that if any of the following is missing, the application will not be considered.

  1. Curriculum vitae.
  2. Fellowship proposal (must include title, field of interest, objectives, methodology, abstract).
  3. Signed letter of commitment.
  4. Three samples of the applicantโ€™s work in English.
  5. Two letters of recommendation.

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If you are selected to take part in the Fellowship Programme, you will commit to the following:

  1. Develop and submit a research paper of up to 7,000 words, as per the AJMI guidelines (these will be provided to successful applicants).
  2. Fellow must be accountable at all times. Monthly reports on work status/progress and completion must be submitted.
  3. Be an active and engaged member of the Al Jazeera community.
  4. Research proposal requirements
    The ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐˜๐˜„๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฌ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€, demonstrating how and why your research is relevant to your field. Your proposal should demonstrate that the work is necessary to fill a gap in the existing body of research on your subject, underlining existing research on your subject, and adding new depths to the understanding of your subject.
    ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด:
  5. An introduction to your topic, stating your proposal and the questions your research aims to answer.
  6. The reason your subject is of particular importance.
  7. A summary of the research methodology and the theories/approaches that the researcher will use.
  8. The tools and procedures you will use to collect, analyse and interpret the data you collect.
  9. The main challenges that you expect to face during the research.
  10. An explanation of how journalists could benefit from your final research.
  11. An explanation of how your placement at Al Jazeera headquarters will benefit your research project.
    ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐˜€ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
  12. The research proposal should be authentic and original.
  13. The research proposal should be written specifically for the Al Jazeera Fellowship Programme.
  14. There will be no tolerance of any kind of plagiarism.
    ๐—ง๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜ ๐˜€๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ต ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ
    ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—น๐—น๐—ผ๐˜„๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐˜๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐˜€:
    1) ๐‘จ๐’‘๐’‘๐’๐’Š๐’„๐’‚๐’•๐’Š๐’๐’๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’Š๐’ ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž
    Studies that focus on applications of artificial intelligence employed in journalistic practices, such as:
  • AI in data journalism
  • AI in investigative journalism
  • AI in news verification, fact-checking, and information manipulation
    2) ๐‘ต๐’†๐’˜ ๐’‡๐’Š๐’†๐’๐’…๐’” ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‹๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž ๐’•๐’‰๐’‚๐’• ๐’†๐’Ž๐’†๐’“๐’ˆ๐’†๐’… ๐’˜๐’Š๐’•๐’‰ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐’‚๐’…๐’—๐’†๐’๐’• ๐’๐’‡ ๐’‚๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐’Š๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’† ๐’‚๐’ˆ๐’†
    Studies that explore new journalistic fields enabled by the advancement of artificial intelligence, such as automated journalism, immersive journalism, and other fields that fall under this category.
    3) ๐‘ฑ๐’๐’–๐’“๐’๐’‚๐’๐’Š๐’”๐’Ž ๐‘ฌ๐’•๐’‰๐’Š๐’„๐’” ๐’Š๐’ ๐’•๐’‰๐’† ๐‘จ๐’ˆ๐’† ๐’๐’‡ ๐‘จ๐’“๐’•๐’Š๐’‡๐’Š๐’„๐’Š๐’‚๐’ ๐‘ฐ๐’๐’•๐’†๐’๐’๐’Š๐’ˆ๐’†๐’๐’„๐’†
    Research that studies the ethical considerations of journalism when using AI, such as:
  • Bias in artificial intelligence algorithms
  • Accuracy of information obtained by using artificial intelligence.
  • Security risks of using artificial intelligence in journalism,
  • Other studies that fall under this category

Dateline and How To Apply

Application ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฒ: ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿฌ ๐—๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜‚๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜† ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฐ

Apply here: https://forms.gle/P2FHhdBpuUTxMVaf8

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