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A new $10,000 fund for writers from communities underrepresented in the animal protection movement and/or journalism who wish to report on farmed animals.
Words by Sentient Media
At Sentient Media, we believe in delivering the facts, commentaries, and analyses about the use of animals in our daily lives that often get ignored by traditional media. We also believe in empowering the voices of those who are often overlooked.
The inaugural $10,000 Sentient Media Journalism Fund, made possible by Timi and John Sobrato and Stray Dog Institute, is a dedicated fund for writers from communities underrepresented in the animal protection movement and/or journalism.
The goal of the Sentient Media Journalism Fund is to give underrepresented voices a platform that not only offers mentorship and peer-support, but also a route to pitching and getting published.
Together, we are advancing the conversation about animals through topics like factory farming, plant-based foods, social justice, and the environment while encouraging those from all walks of life to consider their relationships with animals more deeply. To do this successfully, we believe that voices from a diverse variety of communities and backgrounds need to be heard.
Applications close Friday 1st October at 5pm PT. Apply here.
Each applicant’s qualifications will be considered on an individual basis. As part of this process, consideration will be given to the applicant’s socioeconomic group, educational background and/or status as a member of an underrepresented group, so long as this consideration is in keeping with the goal of obtaining the educational benefits of diversity.
Applications close 1st October at 5pm PT.
The first cohort of 15 writers will be notified by the start of October.
*In reference to eligibility: If at any time the selection criteria of the Sentient Media Journalism Fund becomes contrary to law or Sentient Media policy, as determined at the discretion of the organization, Sentient Media may modify these criteria as necessary, while keeping them as closely aligned as possible with the selection criteria described above.
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