Media and Journalism Fellowships: Nov. 25 Edition

    by Sonia Paul
    November 25, 2015
    Photo by Marcus Spiske on Flickr and reused here with Creative Commons license.

    Here’s a list of current media and journalism fellowship programs, including the deadlines for applying. If we’re missing any major programs, or you would like your program to be in the featured fellowship slot, please contact Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org to let us know, and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots.


    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: Dec. 1, 2015
    Apply now!


    ProPublica Reporting Fellowship
    We are looking for a reporting fellow to work in our newsroom. The fellowship is a minimum of 16 weeks and can last for up to a year. We’re ready for you to start as soon as you’re available. It’s full-time, based in New York, and compensation is $700 per week.  Fellows primarily report their own stories —like this one — but also collaborate with ProPublica’s reporters on big projects. We’re looking for somebody who has done reporting, and loves doing it.
    Fall Deadline: No deadline set, apply ASAP


    WIRED Editorial Fellow, Reporting
    These two positions are best suited to college graduates with prior professional reporting and writing experience in at least two of the following four areas: culture, technology, business, science. Humor writing experience is also a plus. The ideal candidate is creative, curious, eager and smart. Responsibilities include pitching story ideas to front-of-the-book section editors, writing items, and assisting editors with research and special projects. Editorial fellows help generate ideas for recurring items such as Q&As, Alphageeks and Cities. They also should expect to pitch and write quick-turnaround pieces for WIRED.com. Administrative duties include transcription, mailing, updating databases, and preparing for section meetings. Additional responsibilities include helping to produce the digital editions of WIRED (web and tablet). Experience with WordPress, Garage Band/ProTools, video editing, podcasting, Google Docs and niemExcel preferred.
    Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015

    WIRED Editorial Fellow, Research
    This position is for someone with great reporting skills and a supreme attention to detail — ideally a college graduate with prior fact-checking or professional reporting experience. The primary duty is checking the accuracy of magazine content. In this capacity, the research fellow works closely with senior editors, copy editors, designers, photo editors and writers. This candidate should have demonstrable knowledge of at least two of the following subject areas: culture, technology, science or business. Other responsibilities include Nexis searches and some administrative duties.
    Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015

    WIRED Editorial Fellow, Products
    This position is best suited to a college graduate with entry-level reporting and writing experience plus a strong interest in consumer electronics, design, and technology. Responsibilities include reviewing products and assisting with editorial production. Fellows also assist with research for features and packages. This is a great opportunity for bylined writing as well as for getting your hands on the latest technology before everyone else does. There are clerical duties as well, such as responding to story and product pitches and ordering products for review. Additional responsibilities include helping to produce the tablet edition of WIRED by compiling ecommerce links and performing other tasks as needed. Experience with WordPress, Garage Band/ProTools, podcasting, Google Docs and Excel preferred. Candidates should be able to lift 50 pounds.
    Deadline: Nov. 30, 2015



    Nieman-Berkman Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
    This nine-month residency fellowship at Harvard University provides Fellows with a $65,000 stipend and opportunity to research or work on a specific project relating to journalism innovation.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 (International Journalists); Jan. 31, 2015 (U.S. Journalists)

    Nieman Fellowship
    Each year, the Nieman Foundation awards paid fellowships to up to 24 journalists working in print, broadcast, digital and audiovisual media. Journalists and other professionals working in positions that support journalism, such as the business or technology departments of news companies, are welcome to apply for one of the foundation’s short-term Visiting Fellowships. Nieman Fellows attend seminars, shop talks, master classes and journalism conferences designed to strengthen their professional skills and leadership capabilities, thereby helping to fortify the news industry itself. With the knowledge they gain on campus and the relationships they build, fellows often return to work as journalism entrepreneurs, industry innovators and top managers in their newsrooms.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 (International Journalists); Jan. 31, 2015 (U.S. Journalists)

    David Carr Fellowship
    David Carr, who died in February, was the media columnist for The New York Times and one of the most important voices in journalism. The first David Carr Fellow will spend two years at The Times doing work in the spirit of David’s. The focus of the fellow’s work could be steady, sustained news stories; magazine-style features; investigative efforts; videography; or a mix of approaches, depending on the interests of the fellow and the recommendation of Times editors. David’s work focused on the intersection of media, tech and culture, but the Carr Fellow need not be limited to those fields of interest. The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist still fairly early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015

    Knight International Journalism Fellowship, Central Asia (Kazakhstan)
    The International Center for Journalists seeks outstanding applicants for a one-year Knight Fellowship covering the Central Asia region, based in Kazakhstan. The fellow will work with Kazakh state television networks to improve their reporting, news production and management practices, as well as raising skills in data and digital journalism. The Fellow will also conduct training workshops for journalists from Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and possibly Uzbekistan. The Fellow may also travel to some or all of those countries for short stints to work with television media there.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 

    Knight International Journalism Fellow, Nigeria
    The International Center for Journalists (ICFJ) seeks outstanding applicants to spearhead its Code for Africa (CfAfrica) data journalism initiative in Nigeria. Applicants should be media or civic technology industry veterans, ideally with experience in managing data journalism teams and building digital news projects that engage audiences. Working as part of a larger pan-African team, the selected Fellow will help teams of CfAfrica data journalists and technologists embedded into partner newsrooms and local CitizenLabs harness data to build compelling journalistic projects, using strong mobile and interactive web components. The goal: to catalyze news media to deliver ongoing, high-quality health and development news that engages audiences and sparks systemic change.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015 

    Covering the Refugee Crisis: A New GroundTruth Reporting Fellowship
    The GroundTruth Project is announcing a two-week reporting fellowship to cover the Middle East refugee crisis through the lens of on-going humanitarian efforts to help Syrians and Iraqis survive another harsh winter in host countries such as Jordan, Turkey and Lebanon. This fellowship will begin in mid-January and will be awarded to two visual journalists early in their career. We are looking for a photographer and a videographer who will be open to working together as a team led in the field led by GroundTruth founder and veteran Middle East correspondent Charles Sennott.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2015

    IWMF: Adelante-Latin America Reporting Initiative
    The International Women’s Media Foundation (IWMF) is accepting the first wave of applicants for Adelante (Moving Forward), a five-year reporting initiative that aims to amplify the voices of women journalists in Latin America and strengthen their professional development, impact, and safety. The program is supported through a $5 million grant from the Howard G. Buffett Foundation. The first reporting trips under the Adelante initiative will be to the Mexico-United States border and Colombia. The IWMF will select a group of six women journalists to report on economic development and the human impact of migration on the Mexico-U.S. border from April 1–14, 2016. Concurrently, a group of six women journalists will cover themes of rural and economic development in a post-conflict context in Colombia. All fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, where they will complete comprehensive security training.
    Deadline: Dec. 19, 2015

    NPR Kroc Fellowship
    The NPR Kroc Fellowship identifies and develops a new generation of extraordinary public radio journalists. Over the course of a year, the three Kroc Fellows get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism, both on-air and online, including writing, reporting, producing and editing. The Fellowship begins in August and lasts one year. Fellows receive a stipend of more than $40,000 and benefits, including paid vacation. NPR will provide Kroc Fellows with professional guidance and assist in job placement.
    Deadline: Dec. 31, 2015 


    FASPE Summer Ethics Fellowship in Journalism
    FASPE Journalism uses the conduct of reporters and other media professionals during the Holocaust and in Nazi Germany as a launching point for an intensive course of study on contemporary journalism ethics. FASPE is predicated upon the power of place. Fellows visit Auschwitz and other sites in Germany and Poland where they consider how to apply the lessons of history to the ethical challenges of their profession today.
    Deadline: Jan. 5, 2016

    Hearst Journalism Fellowship
    If you have the skills, passion and determination to be a journalist of the future — a trained professional who knows a good story and who has the talent and confidence to tell it in a way that best imparts its relevance and importance to news consumers — the Hearst Fellowship might be perfect for you. This is the premier two-year newspaper fellowship in the country. Our goal is to recruit, train and retain the best of the next generation of journalists — top-notch multi-media professionals with a broad range of skills. The program consists of two 12-month rotations at our top metro papers and websites. Fellows are full-fledged journalists expected to make significant, valuable contributions in a variety of roles and platforms.
    Deadline: Jan. 11, 2016

    Martha’s Vineyard Fellowship for Innovation in Journalism
    The Gazette has created the fellowship to promote experimentation and to cultivate the use of multimedia journalism techniques in a traditional newsroom setting. The successful fellow will have professional journalism experience and demonstrated audio, video and/or digital production skills. We are seeking a mature, multimedia journalist with the ability and desire to work as part of a newsroom team, to share knowledge and to produce compelling news packages.
    Deadline: Jan. 15, 2016 


    Alexia Foundation Grant Program
    Various locations
    The Alexia Foundation provides grants of $25,000 to students, professionals and women for a serious documentary photographic projects. Deadlines for this year are closed.

    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. The application period for the 2015 internship is closed. Questions may be emailed to [email protected].

    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.

    Data & Society Fellow
    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.

    Donald W. Reynolds Fellowships
    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.

    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. Interested candidates who meet the program’s eligibility requirements can apply online between January 1 and March 1 on an annual basis.

    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.

    Fulbright Journalism & Communications Grants
    Fulbright offers opportunities in Germany, Ireland, Spain and Taiwan. The timeline for this year is now closed but will start again in the early spring.

    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.

    Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR)
    The Innovation in Development Reporting Grant Programme (IDR) is a media-funding project operated by the European Journalism Centre (EJC). The grant programme aims to advance creative reporting approaches, thus enabling a better coverage of international development issues. The grant intends to raise awareness about these issues by enabling the production of stories that have a strong impact on media audiences in the following nine European countries: Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.
    Deadline: Mar. 2, 2016

    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.

    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: Feb. 1, 2016

    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.

    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.

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

    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.

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

    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.

    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.

    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.

    RJI Fellowships
    Missouri School of Journalism and Elsewhere
    The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from people and institutions to collaborate with RJI on innovative ideas and projects to improve the practice or understanding of journalism. The fellows program gives people and institutions the time and space to create, test and measure strategies, products and services that will strengthen journalism in the 21st Century. There are three types of RJI fellowships: residential, non-residential and institutional.

    Santa Fe Institute’s Journalism Fellowship In Complex Systems
    Santa Fe, NM
    The fellowship is for veteran journalists interested in exploring complex systems science more deeply and understanding the issues underlying current scientific debates in many scientific fields. The 2015 application period for this fellowship is postponed.

    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. Next year’s application deadline is in April, applications open in December.

    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: Apr. 13, 2016

    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 reporting in India and the United States, and is the editorial assistant at MediaShift. Her work has appeared in a broad range of media, including the Al Jazeera Media Network, Caravan, Foreign Policy, Guardian, Mashable, New York Times, PRI’s The World, Roads & Kingdoms and VICE News. She previously produced the grant-funded podcast series Shizuoka Speaks, based in Japan. She is on Twitter and Instagram @sonipaul.

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