Khelen Thokchom Trust invites applicants for media fellowships

The fellowship is open to journalists working in print media with at least three years of experience in journalism.

The Khelen Thokchom Trust has notified that the trust is inviting eligible journalists to apply for a six-month Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowships (KTMF) 2020-21 highlighting ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Urbanisation in Manipur’.

It stated the fellowship is open to journalists working in print media with at least three years of experience in journalism and the applicants must submit an application along with bio-data, a letter of support (mandatory for all candidates) and a brief proposal outlining the subject(s) and story ideas that the applicant proposes to focus on and a list of people who might be interviewed.

One sample of ‘published report’ if any and freelancers are eligible to apply provided they fulfil all other conditions, it added.

The six months KTMF commences from November 2020 to April 2021 and last date for application is on October 17, said the notice.

It also stated that selection of applicants will be done by a jury of eminent media experts and the selected applicant will be announced on October 27 during the birth anniversary observation of late Khelen Thokchom. The selected applicants will receive a stipend of Rs 50,000 each to support research, travel and writing on instalment basis based on progress of the work, it added.

It further stated that selected applicants from the print media will be expected to generate eight news stories (about 1500 words each), based on the research carried out under the fellowship. Original clippings of these articles will have to be submitted on the completion of the fellowship programme. They are also expected to take and submit photographs of the areas they travel in for their stories, it added.

For further details of the fellowship, interested journalists may contact coordinator, KTMF C/o Pureiromba Enterprises, Konung Mamang (Palace Gate) near Pureiromba Khongnang, Imphal East District – 795005, between 10am to 5pm every day except Sunday or may e-mail their queries to khelenthokchomtrust@gmail.com 

First Published:Oct. 5, 2020, 12:42 a.m.

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