Seven students from across Canada have been awarded $10,000 fellowships to continue their work on a national collaborative investigation on the subject of water facilitated by the Institute for Investigative Journalism.
The fellowships run from May 1 to Aug. 15, 2019 and are made possible through a gift from The Rossy Foundation.
The consortium of universities and colleges contributing to the investigation, along with several media companies, includes Carleton University, Concordia University, Humber College, MacEwan University, Mount Royal University, Ryerson University, University of British Columbia, University of King’s College and University of Regina, together forming the National Student Investigative Reporting Network.
The research fellows will assist with research for and production of photos, text, broadcasts, multimedia and other materials as well as obtaining and compiling documents; identifying and interviewing sources; analyzing data and otherwise assisting with production.
The photography fellow will also assist with research for and production of photos, text, broadcasts, multimedia and other materials. In addition, they will serve as the lead student photographer.
These students applied for the fellowships in February and March; the 11 members of the Institute for Investigative Journalism’s faculty board made the selections. Faculty were recused from decisions involving their own students.
Journalism students seeking more information about joining the collaborative investigation should contact their department head or academic supervisor.