Lindsey Mastis is traveling to India to report on child survival with the International Reporting Project. She is one of 10 journalists chosen to participate in this New Media Trip . She’ll be blogging, reporting, and even posting photos to Instagram during the 10-day trip through Mumbai, Nagpur, and New Delhi. The group will travel to slums, hospitals, and even a rural area to report on why there are issues getting clean water and food to so many people, and learn why 6.9 million children under age five died in just one year, 2011. Her goal is to identify the problems, and shine a spotlight on people and organizations working on solutions.
The International Reporting Project (IRP), a non-profit journalism organization, is based at the Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Major funding for the New Media Trip to India comes from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
This independent fellowship program maintains editorial independence. Mastis will join a group of 400 journalists who have participated in this non-profit journalism program, helping shed light on significant issues in countries that are often overlooked by most mainstream media.
March 6: Visiting Rural Nagpur and Gadchiroli
February 19: Visiting Mumbai’s Slums
February 17: My First Night in Mumbai, India
February 6: What’s in my Backpack