Calling all emerging journalists: KYD Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorship
Investigative reportage has long been discarded by our large media organisations in favour of commentary and opinion pieces. None of this is good for a healthy and discursive culture, and none of this is good for Australia’s next generation of journalists. In recognition of the challenges young investigative journalists now face, Kill Your Darlings has partnered with the Copyright Agency to create the Copyright Agency Investigative Journalism Mentorships (CAIJM), each worth $2500.
Kill Your Darlings will commission three successful applicants to produce a long-form investigative article on any subject, ranging from 12,000-15,000 words. Journalists will be mentored by internationally renowned, award-winning writer Gideon Haigh for a minimum of 15 hours each (where possible,mentoring will take place in person, or over the telephone or Skype). Finished reportage will be published in extract form in future editions of Kill Your Darlings, as well as published in full as eShorts and retailed internationally, between late 2014 and mid 2015.
Further submission guidelines can be found here
Entries are open until 5pm, 31 March 2014. Good luck!