This is an exciting new global initiative set-up to nurture a new generation of investigative journalists.
The Sir Harry Evans Global Fellowship in Investigative Journalism is a collaboration between Reuters, Durham University and Tina Brown (Harry's wife). It's an opportunity for an early-career journalist of great promise to develop rigorous, fact-based reporting skills. The fellow will embark on a six-to-nine-month paid fellowship working inside the Reuters newsroom in London, mentored by top Reuters editors in the field, with access to a mentor and research facilities at Durham University.
As you might know, Harry was the gold standard for journalism in public interest, spotlighting causes overlooked or denied. With this programme we hope to honour him and the work he spearheaded from corporate investigations to revelations of government wrongdoing and incompetence, and how he demonstrated the real-world impact the journalism profession can have.
There is a competitive salary that takes into consideration London living costs and if the successful applicant is an employee of a news or media organisation, and taking a period of leave in order to pursue the Fellowship, the Trust will pay up to a maximum of £12,000 to their employer to cover temporary staff costs.
If the successful Fellow is from overseas, Durham University will support their application for an appropriate visa.
There is a lot more to learn about the Fellowship, so please click the link for further details:
In the application we ask you to tell us about yourself, plus outline an idea for a story, what's original about it, what the new findings would be; why is the story important; what impact might it have; how you would tell it; send to us with 5 pieces of published work and a letter from an Editor or senior person who has employed you.