Media and Journalism Fellowships: August 2014 Edition

    by Angela Roe
    August 14, 2014
    Don't miss the deadline to apply for a Knight-Mozilla Fellowship, where you have the chance to hack in newsrooms like the New York Times and ProPublica. Photo by Sebastiaan ter Burg and used here with Flickr CC license.

    Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including deadline for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, please use our Contact Form to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. 

    August 2014 Deadlines

    Galloway Reporting Fellowship on Human Rights in Africa
    Various locations
    The Galloway Family Foundation will award three reporting fellows to carry out a series of human rights-related assignments to be published on the GlobalPost.
    Deadline: Aug. 15, 2014

    Knight-Mozilla Fellowship
    Various locations
    Fellows spend 10 months embedded with partner newsrooms, such as the New York Times and ProPublica. Fellows are developers, technologists, civic hackers and data crunchers who work with the community inside and outside of their newsroom to develop open-source projects.
    Deadline: Aug. 16, 2014


    Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists Fellowship
    Philadelphia, PA
    The National Press Foundation offers two all-expense-paid fellowships to U.S.-based print or broadcast journalists for the annual October Wharton Seminars for Business Journalists to expand their knowledge of business and improve their business reporting.
    Deadline: Aug. 29, 2014

    September 2014 Deadlines

    Richard Beeston Fellowship
    Various locations
    The fellowship, offered in association with The Times, will award $10,250 for an aspiring foreign correspondent to spend six weeks abroad, researching and reporting on a foreign news story for the newspaper.
    Deadline: Sept. 29, 2014

    October 2014 Deadlines

    Alicia Patterson Fellowship
    Various locations
    The Alicia Patterson Fellowship program aims to foster, promote and sustain the best traditions of journalism in the United States, providing support for journalists engaged in rigorous, independent and skeptical work that will benefit the public.
    Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014


    Ochberg Fellowship
    New York City
    The Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma’s flagship program at Columbia University is for senior and mid-career journalists who wish to deepen their knowledge of emotional trauma and psychological injury, and improve reporting on violence, conflict and tragedy.
    Deadline: Oct. 1, 2014

    Fulbright – National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
    Various locations
    Fellows participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in up to three countries on a globally significant social or environmental topic.
    Deadline: Oct. 14, 2014

    Meredith-Cronkite Fellowship
    Phoenix, AZ
    The week-long multimedia fellowship program sponsored by the Meredith Corporation and its Phoenix television station, KPHO CBS 5, offers  broadcast journalism students from underrepresented groups a week of hands-on experience.
    Deadline: Oct. 31, 2014

    In Progress Or Future Fellowships

    Associated Press Global News Internship Program
    Various locations
    This paid internship program is for students who are aspiring cross-format journalists and will contribute to AP’s text, video, photo and interactive reporting.

    Atlantic Media Fellowship
    Washington, D.C. and New York City
    The year-long Atlantic Media fellowships are for recent college graduates who want to work in a digital-first newsroom.
    Deadline: Fall 2014

    Bay Area Video Coalition Mediamaker Fellowship
    San Francisco, CA
    The fellowship selects fellows for a 10-month program that supports project development with professional mentorship in multiplatform and transmedia storytelling through emerging technologies and strategic marketing.
    Deadline: January 2015

    Code4Kenya will embed four fellows in media and civil society organizations, backed by a development team, to help the host understand the value of open data ecosystems.

    Data & Society Fellowship
    New York City
    The fellowship brings together researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists and public intellectuals who are interested in engaging one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society.
    Deadline: January 2015

    Donald W. Reynolds Fellowship
    Columbia, MO or remote
    The fellowship offers an annual program for individuals to develop innovative ideas within journalism and to help build the public’s knowledge in these areas.
    Deadline: February 2015

    Edward R. Murrow Press Fellowship
    New York City
    The fellowship offers one fellow a nine-month period of writing, reporting and providing analysis on newsworthy international events at the Council on Foreign Relations headquarters.
    Deadline: March 2015

    Fellowship in Professional Journalism for Morning News Journalists
    Dallas, TX
    The fellow will contribute to the student-generated news website at the University of Texas at Austin Moody College of Communication as well as teach a course in her own expertise.

    Google Journalism Fellowships
    Various locations
    The fellowship is for undergraduate, graduate and journalism students interested in using technology to tell stories in new and dynamic ways at various organizations.

    International Reporting Fellowship for Minority Journalists
    Various locations
    This short-term program allows journalists of color the chance to travel overseas to report on and publish stories about underreported issues of interest to their communities.
    Deadline: February 2015

    Investigative Reporting Fellowship at UC Berkeley
    Berkeley, CA
    The fellows conduct research, manage data; write, edit, fact-check and produce projects in investigative, public interest journalism over a one year period.

    Joan Shorenstein Fellowship
    Cambridge, MA
    The fellowship brings journalists, policymakers and scholars together to the Harvard Kennedy School to advance research in media, politics and public policy.
    Deadline: February 2015

    John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
    Stanford, CA
    The Knight Journalism Fellowship is a 10-month-long residency at Stanford University aimed at implementing and improving on innovative ideas in collaboration with a group of journalists from around the world.

    Knight Science Journalism Fellowship
    Cambridge, MA
    The nine-month Knight Science Journalism Fellowship at MIT aims to increase mid-career journalists’ understanding of science, technology, medicine and environment by working with scientists and policy makers.

    Knight-Wallace Fellowship
    Ann Arbor, MI
    The Knight-Wallace Fellowship brings journalists to the University of Michigan to bridge academia together with journalism.
    Deadline: Feb. 1, 2015

    Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship
    San Diego, CA
    The Kyoto Prize Journalism Fellowship at Point Lomo Nazarene University is an initiative to develop modern education in the sciences, philosophy, society and the arts.

    Metpro Tribune
    Los Angeles or Chicago
    Metpro helps beginning journalists launch careers and boost diversity in Tribune newsrooms.
    Deadline: January 2015

    MJ Bear Fellowship
    Through the Online News Association, the MJ Bear Fellowships identify and celebrate early-career digital journalists who have demonstrated that they deserve support for their efforts.

    Munk School of Global Affairs Global Journalism Fellowship
    Toronto, Canada
    This fellowship awards 20 fellows the chance to work at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs for media around the world in various platforms from broadcast to online.
    Deadline: February 2015

    National Geographic Photography Fellowship
    Various locations
    The two-year fellowship allows photographers to share their visual expertise with diverse areas of the National Geographic Society and with the public, producing stories, sharing their storytelling knowledge with other explorers, and bringing the Society’s mission to illuminate, teach, and inspire the world at large.

    Nieman Fellowship
    Cambridge, MA
    Nieman Fellowships are for experienced print, broadcast and online journalists to advance ideas that innovate in journalism.
    Deadline: January 2015

    Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
    Cambridge, MA
    The fellowship brings at least one individual to Harvard University for an academic year to work on a specific project relating to journalism innovation.
    Deadline: January 2015

    Reuters Journalism Fellowship Programme
    Oxford, UK
    This fellowship allows 25 mid-career journalists from around the world to conduct academic research in Oxford for various months in the academic year.
    Deadline: January 2015

    Scripps Howard Foundation Multimedia Fellowship
    Washington DC
    This year-long fellowship allows post-graduates to create multimedia projects for the Scripps Howard Foundation Wire’s website as well as mentor undergraduate students.

    Social Justice Reporting for a Global America Fellowship
    Various locations
    The fellowship is available for United States-based journalists, who will seek to raise awareness of social justice issues through a short-term reporting trip overseas.

    The Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism
    Atlanta, GA
    The one-year fellowship is offered to six journalists and is designed to enhance public understanding of mental health issues and combat stigma and discrimination against people with mental illness.
    Deadline: April 2015

    World Press Institute Fellowship
    Various locations
    The fellowship is offered to 10 journalists from around the world and provides immersion into governance, politics, business, media, journalistic ethics and culture of the United States.

    Angela Washeck is a freelance writer and editor based in Dallas. She is a proud graduate of Texas A&M University, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a journalism minor. Angela also writes for MediaBistro’s 10,000 Words blog and TexasMonthly.com, and she once interned with TV newsmagazine “Dan Rather Reports.” Her work has been republished on Editor and Publisher, the American Press Institute and more. When Angela is not busy with PBS MediaShift work, you can find her watching “How I Met Your Mother” reruns, watching Aggie football and attending indie/folk concerts in Dallas. Follow her @angelawasheck.

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