I imagine that today other young female journalists across Europe are asking themselves similar questions, as the deadline for the fourth Lénaïc Fellowship is approaching this week. If you’re one of them, let me give you three main reasons why I am convinced it was a great call – if your doubts are stopping you from applying, you might miss out on a truly amazing adventure.
Why we ran for #LenaicFund
My last month on the fellowship has already begun and this precious time is about to come to an end. My first thought when I heard about the newly established Lénaïc Fund for Quality Journalism was: what a unique initiative to honour and remember a true talent that has left the world far too early.
My experience as the first recipient of the Lénaïc Fund for Journalism has come to an end and I have only positive things to say about these months. I perfectly remember the moment when I was told I had been selected.
In these days of instability in the world, it is more than ever essential for young journalists to understand the importance of quality journalism by fighting fake news and respecting the ethics of the profession
The Lénaïc Fund provides a fellowship to up to two recently graduated young female students from an EU country interested in kick-starting their career in the important profession of EU journalism.
Each beneficiary will have to write a report toward the end of their placement outlining their achievements during the fellowship.
If you are a female graduate from an EU country under the age of 28, with the aim to work in EU journalism in Brussels, this fellowship could be for you.
Please send a motivation letter and your CV in English at the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please support Lénaïc’s Philanthropic Action by making a donation to the Roi Baudouin Foundation.
Every donation counts!
The Ambassador of the Lénaïc Fund for Journalism is Member of the European Parliament, Marietje Schaake.
The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism is grateful to our media partners for providing placement for the fellowships.
If you are a Brussels based media and interested in supporting the Fund, please contact us by email at: email@example.com
We are proud to benefit from the support of many friends and organisations
The Lénaïc Fund for Journalism is governed by a volunteer board composed of Lénaïc’s parents, Aulde and Charles Vaudin d’Imécourt, John Clancy and David Thual.
The board is assisted in the fellowship selection process by senior editorial members of our media partners.