The Journalism in Ageing Project — a collaboration between the Toronto Star, the National Institute on Ageing and the School of Journalism at Toronto Metropolitan University — is offering a new fellowship dedicated to coverage of aging.
The fellow will be teamed with a Toronto Star reporter and invited to collaborate with the Toronto Metropolitan School of Journalism.
“When we better understand the lived experiences of older adults, we create opportunities for a better path forward for an ageing population,” said Alyssa Brierley, executive director of the NIA.
Mid-career journalists are eligible to apply for the one-year program, which pays $73,000-$83,000. The fellow will be selected by a steering committee comprised of individuals from each partner organization.
The project is also offering five $5,000 awards for journalism on aging. Journalists of any experience level are eligible for consideration and may propose work across a variety of formats. The resulting work will be published by the Toronto Star.