Call for stories – COVID-19 in Indigenous Communities

JHR and have partnered on an initiative to support emerging Indigenous journalists in Northern Ontario.

Northern Ontario First Nations are dealing with unique challenges and creating unique solutions to the COVID-19 crisis. Through this initiative we aim to give a platform to some of those stories.

We are looking for original reporting and feature stories relating to COVID-19 in Northern Ontario First Nations. Selected stories will be published on the website and on other TVO-branded platforms. Successful applicants will be supported through a JHR-facilitated pitch process and TVO mentorship.

Applications are open now and will be assessed on a first-come. Early applications are strongly encouraged.

Indigenous people (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) residing in Northern Ontario are eligible. Previous journalism experience is not required. 

Applicants residing in the Northwestern Ontario catchment area may be eligible for additional training and mentorship through JHR’s community journalism training program.

To apply, please fill out this form:

Application deadline: March 29, 2021

For further information, please contact us at [email protected] 

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