Media practitioners interested in telling stories of how people and communities are recovering after experiencing difficult times can apply.

The media plays an important role in telling stories about tragedies, trauma, and communities or individuals who are facing adversities. And yet, too often, these are the main stories we see and hear from the media. Images & Voices of Hope is working to change that — by providing media practitioners with an opportunity to tell stories about how people and communities are finding hope, resiliency and restoration in the aftermath or midst of difficult times.

Images & Voices of Hope (ivoh) is accepting applications for its Restorative Narrative Fellowship. Five fellows will be selected to spend six months telling restorative narratives in various communities, starting in February 2017.

The fellowship provides a US$2,500 stipend; coaching from Jacqui Banaszynski, a Pulitzer prize-winning journalist; all-expenses paid trips to two fellows dialogues; involvement as a speaker at ivoh’s annual media summit; and ongoing recognition and support from ivoh staff.

Fellows can choose to pursue one big project or a series of smaller projects. Freelancers must find a home for their projects, while those employed at media organizations can work on their fellowship project with the intent of publishing it on their organization’s website.

The deadline is Nov. 28.

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