Media and Journalism Fellowships: October 2014 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    October 24, 2014
    High school teachers attending the Reynolds High School Journalism Institute at Arizona State. Photo by Cronkite School. and used here with Creative Commons 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. 

    Featured Fellowship

    JoLT Fellowships @ American University
    American University invites applications for three JoLT (Journalism Leadership Transformation) fellowships in games and disruptive media. Fellows will participate in several leadership initiatives partnering American University, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and multiple nationally recognized industry leaders. The fellowship program supports a cohort of pioneers who are skilled in engagement design, systems thinking and transformative leadership, ideally with an interest or background in, media and/or journalism.
    Apply here; deadline is November 10, 2014


    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: October 31, 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: October 31, 2014

    The New York Times James Reston Reporting Fellowship
    New York, NY
    The fellowship selects up to four college students, who are assigned to various news departments, typically Metro, Business, Sports or Science or the Washington bureau. They get reporting assignments and bylines on their stories.
    Deadline: October 31, 2014


    The Matter International Reporting Fellowship
    Various locations
    This fellowship awards one $10,000 grant to a writer or team of journalists so that he or she may investigate and report a narrative feature on an issue of global importance—or local stories of global interest.
    Deadline: November 1, 2014



    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.

    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

    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: January 1 – March 1, 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. Recruitment happens Mar 26, 2014 through May 19, 2014.

    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 1, 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.
    Deadline: December 1, 2014

    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: February 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 31, 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 20, 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: December 1, 2014 – January 31, 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: December 1, 2014

    NPR Kroc Fellowship
    Washington, D.C.
    This fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, three fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing.
    Deadline: December 31, 2014

    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.

    Sonia Paul is a freelance journalist based in India, and is interim editorial assistant at PBS MediaShift. She is on Twitter @sonipaul.

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