Paid opportunity for reporters with video/multimedia skills. Stories on food, environment and health from Indonesia, India, Mexico, US, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Lebanon or China: Deadline October 2nd

 

The EAT-Lancet Commission on Food, Planet, Health is commissioning a series of short documentaries, 3-7 minutes long, featuring creative stories on how food is simultaneously impacting public health and the environment. This is a paid opportunity for early-career food, health, science and environmental journalists to have their work featured globally by the EAT Foundation and the EAT-Lancet Commission for Food, Planet, Health, as well as our partners.

Pitches must cover stories in one or more of the following countries: Indonesia, India, Mexico, US, UK, South Africa, Sweden, Lebanon, China. We are looking for local, contained stories with strong, engaging characters. Stories can be positive and focus on solutions to food/health/environmental problems, or highlight the various ways these problems manifest themselves at a community level.

There is a limited budget for these productions, so we are asking for submissions from single reporters or small teams.

 

Background information on the EAT-Lancet Commission

Please review this background information carefully before writing and submitting your pitch.  

The EAT-Lancet Commission is group of 20 world-leading researchers currently writing a report which will present groundbreaking new information on how we can feed a sustainable and healthy diet to a projected population of 9 billion. The report will be published in The Lancet in 2018. This article in The Lancet provides crucial background information on issues the Commission is tackling.

The proposed documentaries will be used to engage broad audiences in the issues the report covers, and start a conversation about how we can change food systems to provide better health and environmental outcomes. For more information about the report see: https://foodplanethealth.org/the-report/

Members of the Commission work in countries across the world, including those listed above. If you want to feature a Commissioner in your pitch, please explain how you imagine including them and their work. For more information about the individual researchers see: https://foodplanethealth.org/the-commission/

The Commission is supported by a secretariat based at the Stockholm Resilience Centre. It is a project of the EAT Foundation, and has been supported by the Wellcome Trust.

 

How to Submit

Deadline

All pitches must be submitted by end of day on October 2nd, 2017. Submit all documents as a single PDF by email to maya@eatforum.org

Timeline

Selected projects will be notified by October 15th. Reporters will work to refine their pitches with the EAT-Lancet communications team and devise a plan for production and final submission. 

Applications must include…

  1. A short pitch outlining the story and main characters. No more than 400 words. Indicate whether you are interested in delivering text and photo alongside the video submission.
  2. Budget:
    • The budget must cover freelance fees and may cover equipment rental, in-country travel and limited expenses including fixer fees and translation.
    • The budget may not cover international travel or expenses related to international travel, equipment purchase or irregular payments including bribes.
  3. CV (for each team member)
  4. Links to recent work samples (for each team member)

Questions?

Please contact the communications manager, Maya Rebermark: maya@eatforum.org

 

 

 

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