Data Journalism Fellowship


Panos Caribbean and Caribbean Open Institute (COI), with funding from the International Development Research Centre, is offering a data journalism fellowship from June to August 2013. The deadline for applications is Saturday, June 15.

The short-term fellowship is on offer to 15 Caribbean journalists and includes two online webinars, a two-day workshop and one-on-one mentoring over a two-month period. See terms of reference below:

During that period, fellows will:

  • Produce a series of five stories looking at research and other activities being undertaken by individual researchers and/or research organisations within the COI. At least TWO of those stories MUST employ and demonstrate good data journalism practice.
  • Participate in a July 4 and July 12 webinar looking at open data and data journalism respectively.
  • Participate in the July 20-24 Data Journalism Workshop to be held in the Dominican Republic.
  • Be open to mentorship from stakeholders within the COI.


The fellowship will run from June 2013 to August 31, 2013.

Who is eligible

Full-time journalists and freelancers.


Applicants are asked to submit an application letter along with a copy of their résumé and two samples of their work no later June 15, 2013.


Journalists will be paid a total of US$750 for the stories.

Send letters of interest, along with a copy of your résumé and two samples of your work to Mrs. Petre Williams-Raynor at


The fellowship forms a part of the Panos/IDRC project, titled ‘The International Supporting new communication mechanisms for linking research, policy and advocacy in the Caribbean’. It is intended to benefit 11 islands in the region, including Jamaica, Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago as well as St Vincent and the Grenadines, Antigua and Barbuda, the Bahamas, Grenada, St Kitts and Nevis and St Lucia.

For more information on data journalism, visit The Data Journalism Handbook and Data Driven Journalism.