New Journalism in Ageing fellowship open for submissions

Toronto Star, NIA and TMU journalism initiative will name fellow and five prize recipients for one-year journalism projects on aging Continue Reading New Journalism in Ageing fellowship open for submissions

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.

For more information about how to apply by the Oct. 14 deadline, visit the NIA’s pages on the fellowship and prizes