Cross-Border Journalism programme


Spring 2018 call for applications for the sixth season of "Cross-Border journalism" programme is now closed 

Successful candidates will receive professional mentoring, assistance for research trips arrangements and reimbursement of costs for those trips. Perspektivy does not practice paying honorariums. Travel costs, accommodation and per diem for both programme launch and closing 2-days seminars will also be covered by the programme. 

This programme will involve the following activities:

  • 7-8 April 2018. A two days workshop, where teams can meet up with Perspektivy mentors to discuss ideas, work on story angles and plan a road-map forward.
  • 9 April 2018 – 18 May 2018. A mentoring phase, where the participants return to their home destinations and continue work remotely with experienced mentors and senior journalists as they work on producing their stories. Each team can choose most convenient time from the mentoring phase period to undertake short-term research trip to collect information for their cross-border story. Travel costs and per diem will be reimbursed by the programme.
  • 19-20 May 2018. A two days review session where the teams meet again to finalise their pieces and discuss them with mentors and journalists on the scheme.
  • 15 June 2018 approximate date of publishing stories.

Applications is now closed. 

Results will be announced on 16 March 2018 at 19:00 Moscow time using the e-mails applicants provided in their application form. Perspektivy organizers do not comment on results of selection.

Read on review of cross-border project development >

Read on Mentor’s blog on results of seasons  2016 > and season of 2017>

Read on feedback of participant and results of season 2016  and 2017 >

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Perspektivy is a joint initiative by the Thomson Reuters Foundation, the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the Fritt Ord Foundation.