Media Fellowship for Climate Change Reporting in the Himalayan Region (Batch 2: January-June 2021)

06 Oct 2020 10 Dec 2020
Mr Sumit Bansal

The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and the Earth Journalism Network are providing a six-month media fellowship to digital, print and radio journalists, voice artists, documentary film makers, video bloggers, graphic artists and anyone else who has a demonstrated flair for mass communication. Preference will be given to applicants from the Himalayan region in India, Nepal and Bhutan.


The fellowship goal is to broaden the understanding of the fellows on climate change communication and enhance their skills to produce multimedia stories across a variety of digital platforms. This is a fully online programme. The fellows will get to interact with a number of climate science, policy and communication experts. They will be mentored by senior journalists and their performances will be assessed on the basis of stories, involving original production and reportingfrom the Himalayan region.

Overall, this Media Fellowship programme intends to create a Himalayan collective of climate change communicators, who in the long term, collaborate to amplify the environmental concerns and solutions, related to this very vital and vulnerable ecosystem.

The training time frame is from January-June 2021.

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  • Any professional with 3 years of work experience (desirable not necessary), working with a regional or national media organization or independently.
  • Preferably (not necessarily) located in the Himalayan region. The fellowship intends to encourage applicants representing ethnic minority groups, indigenous groups, and women, individuals under 30 years of age, and people with disabilities.
  • Is a citizen of India, Nepal, or Bhutan
  • Engaged in reporting on Himalayan ecosystems
  • Proficient (spoken and written) in English or Hindi language


Applicants will appear for a one-on-one interview with the selection committee. They will be shortlisted on the basis of the following submissions -

  • Two by-lined samples of environmental reporting, preferably from new media- digital, radio and television. Regional language entries should be submitted with a summary in English.
  • A Statement of Purpose (SoP), delivered through a two-minute video, explaining your motivation to apply for the fellowship.


  • Training will be imparted through a virtually designed Learning Management System. 4G connectivity and standard laptop/desktop are essential pre-requisites for applying for this fellowship.
  • Fellows will need to devote minimum of 4-5 hours per week to attend live classes and one-to-one sessions with assigned mentors.
  • Additionally, they will be required to commit time to produce and submit multimedia stories (number of stories to be pre-fixed at the start of the fellowship) within stipulated deadlines. Fellows will receive a small stipend to support the production of these stories.
  • All stories produced under the fellowship will be licensed under Creative Commons Attribution- No Derivatives 4.0 International. Fellows will be free to self-publish their stories or get it published first (commercially or pro-bono) on any credible media platform of their choice.

How to Apply

Interested journalists may fill up this form to send their submissions latest by December 10, 2020. In case of any problem in submitting the form, reach out to Mr Sumit Bansal at

Contact Details

Mr Sumit Bansal
Project Coordinator
Digital Media

Climate change
Climate science
Himalayan ecosystems
Media Fellowship