Worldviews 2019 media fellowships

Please note that the deadline for media fellowship applications has been extended until April 22, 2019.

Media fellowships are currently available for the upcoming Worldviews Conference: Democracy at risk? Reflecting on the future of higher education and media in a post-truth world.

Worldviews is providing five media fellowships for journalists to attend and participate in an innovative, international conference in Toronto, Canada, June 12-14, 2019.

Each fellowship is worth up to $1,500 (CAD) and can be used to help cover the costs of travelling to the conference and accommodation (the official conference hotel is The Anndore House). Each fellowship also includes complimentary conference registration. These fellowships are designed for journalists facing financial barriers or travelling from abroad to attend the conference. All sessions will be open to the media.

Journalists who cover higher education issues in mainstream or niche media are welcome to apply.

If interested, please send an email outlining your experience in higher education journalism and links to two articles you have published to:

Applications should be received by April 22, 2019.

Those chosen to receive a fellowship will be notified by May 1, 2019.

Worldviews 2019 will focus on democracy and the changing power relations of higher education and the media in the global north and south – specifically examining the concept of expertise in a post-truth world and the types of voices amplified by emerging technologies. It will draw together a diverse, international audience, including academics, students, leaders in higher education, communications professionals, journalists, editors, bloggers, and others pioneering new ways of connecting in a digital world without borders. The conference will provide a forum for attendees to engage thoughtfully with the challenges and opportunities presented by the democratization of higher education and the media, facilitate a lively exchange of ideas, and explore innovative possibilities for partnerships.

Journalists, editors, academics, researchers, university and college media and public relations practitioners from North and South America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Oceania will encourage an interactive dialogue with participants at the conference. There will be debates, panels and practical workshops, interviews with leading thinkers, interactive installations, and the opportunity for audience members to become speakers and debaters.

Worldviews is organized and by University World News, Inside Higher Ed, OCUFA/Academic Matters, and OISE/University of Toronto.

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