Journalist Fellowship 2016 – Friends Provident Foundation
The Friends Provident Foundation has launched a Journalist Fellowship on the theme of building resilient economies.
The Foundation’s trustees have created a new initiative to build a better understanding of economics in the wider public by working with leading journalists to create accessible and engaging publications on economics. With an award of £45,000 for the successful entry, trustees hope to support the development of a successful and authoritative book, short film or other long-form digital output.
The Fellowship is open to established UK journalists, writers and documentary makers and online media professionals. The successful applicant will receive financial and editorial support over one year to produce a body of work that communicates alternative economically coherent ideas in an engaging way. Outline proposals are expected to address one or more themes or questions that are relevant to the Foundation’s programme.
The financial crisis in 2008 led many people to question the predominance of the financial markets in our economy and whether they were serving society and the environment, and to look for new and better ways of organising our economy. The trustees of the Friends Provident Foundation shared these concerns and set up a grant-making programme to support organisations and projects to critically appraise the system and explore alternatives.
Local banking, a new national index of financial system resilience, support for collective procurement models such as community energy schemes, and business-to-business non-monetary exchange systems are just some of the projects that the Foundation is funding under its Building Resilient Economies programme.
Joycelin Dawes, chair of Friends Provident Foundation said:
“We are very excited about launching this Journalist Fellowship which will help to communicate in an inspiring and accessible way how we can create more resilient economic systems in the 21st century that incorporate values of social justice and sustainability.”
The Fellowship will be awarded by a panel of judges including an economist, a journalist and trustees at the beginning of 2016. The Foundation will work with the successful applicant to disseminate the final work to a wide audience.
Details of how to apply are available at http://tinyurl.com/FPF-Journ
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