ADH Community Journalism Fellowship (ACJF) 2022

Application for ADH Community Journalism Fellowship (ACJF) 2022 is ongoing!

African Data Hub (ADH) is commencing its Community Journalism Fellowship Programme. This initiative aims to improve the coverage of under-reported issues in local communities across Nigeria, paying special attention to potential solutions with lasting impact on effective public service delivery, grassroots development, and improving the quality of life. 

About ADH Community Journalism Fellowship

Community journalism holds the key to bridging the wide gap between Nigeria’s urban and rural areas with news, information, education, and development, as most of the issues are underreported by the mainstream media, community journalists often turn the spotlight on them.

This fellowship program will support community journalists with grants, capacity development, and tools to produce in-depth data-driven stories that are investigative in nature on issues affecting communities in different parts of the country.

The programme will prioritize stories deep-diving into community health challenges, causes of hunger and extreme poverty, and more importantly stories of showing structural barriers women and girls face. 

What do ADH Community Journalism Fellows receive?

  • The fellows will participate in a Data Journalism Bootcamp that will provide capacity-building training on advanced investigative, data storytelling, and mapping techniques. Journalists will also learn how to source, analyze and visualize data in engaging and compelling ways.
  • The fellowship will provide a grant sum of up to $2,000 per fellow and advisory sessions with mentors will be offered to build their journalistic skills. 
  • The fellowship will provide editorial and technical support such as data research and analysis, data visualizations, infographics, and mapping for the stories produced by the fellows.

ADH Community Journalism Fellowship- Eligibility

  1. Applicants must be journalists based in Nigeria.
  2. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis, interested journalists are encouraged to pitch their stories from 25 March to 15 April 2022.
  3. Pitches must meet our selected theme.
  4. Pitches from freelance reporters and staff from all types of media organizations – international, national, local, and community-based are encouraged to apply.


  1. All pitches must be no more than 250 words. 
  2. The pitch should highlight the key issue you want to focus on, why it is relevant to the program, and the extent to which it is under-reported.
  3. Indicate why you are the right person to report it and the access you already have.
  4. Include a letter or email from the editor of a publication who is interested in publishing your story.

Click below to apply.

Application Deadline

The deadline for entry submission for this award is 15 April 2022







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