KTT invites journalists for its 5th media fellowship

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Imphal: Khelen Thokchom Trust (KTT) invites journalists to apply for the fifth edition of The Khelen Thokchom Media Fellowships (KTMF) ( 2022-23).

The Khelen Thokchom Trust, for the 5th KTMF, is inviting eligible journalists to apply for six months media fellowship on the theme “Challenges in sustainable agriculture in Manipur’s limited paddy land resources”. The fellowship is opened to journalists working in print media with at least 3 years’ experience in journalism.

The applicants require to submit an application letter along with Bio-data, a letter of support from the editor that the output under the fellowship will be published (mandatory for all candidates), a brief proposal outlining, the subject, and story ideas that the applicant proposes to focus on, a list of people who might be interviewed and one sample of ‘published report’ if any. Freelancers are eligible to apply, provided they fulfil all other conditions.

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The work duration begins in November 2022 and concludes in April 2023. The last date of application is October 14.

Selected applicant will be announced on October 28 during the birth anniversary observation of late Khelen Thokchom proposed to be held at Manipur Press Club, here.

The selected applicants will each receive a stipend of Rs 50 thousand to support research, travel and writing on instalment basis based on progress of the work.

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The selection of applicants will be done by a jury of eminent media experts. The selected applicant will be expected to generate eight news stories (about 1500 word each), based on the research carried out under the fellowship. Original clippings of these articles are to be submitted on the completion of the fellowship programme. The media fellow is expected to take and submit photographs of the areas they travel in for their stories.

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One can contact coordinator, KTMF C/o Pureiromba Enterprises, Konung Mamang near Pureirornba Khongnang, Imphal East District – 795005 (Daily office timing 10am – 5pm except Sunday) Phone 0385-2441211 Email: khelenthokchomtrust©gmail.com.

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