Media and Journalism Fellowships: Aug. 24 Edition

    by Ben DeJarnette
    August 24, 2016
    The BuzzFeed Emerging Writers Fellowship is a new addition to this week's post.

    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 let us know by contacting Mark Glaser at mark [at] mediashift [dot] org and we’ll add them to the list. All featured fellowships are paid promotional slots. Fellowship descriptions are excerpts, edited for length and clarity. 


    AHCJ National Cancer Reporting Fellowships
    Association of Health Care Journalists
    AHCJ will select up to 15 journalists to spend a week on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Md., to increase their understanding of and ability to report accurately on complex scientific findings, provide insight into the work of cancer researchers and to better localize cancer-related stories.
    Deadline: Aug. 26, 2016


    Asfari Fellowship for Journalists from the Levant
    Reuters Institute
    This is a six month (two-term) Fellowship supported by the Asfari Foundation. It is open to experienced journalists, both in traditional and new media, wishing to undertake research projects on a variety of subjects, normally related to one of the Foundation’s target countries or of its media. Journalists from Lebanon, Palestine and Syria are eligible. Candidates should ideally be based in the Levant region or Egypt or Turkey and intend to work there upon the completion of the Fellowship.
    Deadline: Sep. 5, 2016


    Ochberg Fellowship
    Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma
    The Ochberg Fellowship enables outstanding journalists from around the globe to explore these critical issues during a week of seminars held at Columbia University in New York City. Program activities include briefings by prominent interdisciplinary experts in the trauma and mental health fields; conversations with journalist colleagues on issues of ethics and craft; and a variety of other opportunities for intellectual engagement and peer learning.
    Deadline: Sep. 30, 2016

    Buzzfeed Emerging Writers Fellowship
    With the mission of diversifying the broader media landscape by investing in the next generation of necessary voices, BuzzFeed’s Emerging Writers Fellowship is designed to give writers of great promise the support, mentorship, and experience necessary to take a transformative step forward in their careers. During the four-month program, the writers in this fellowship will benefit from career mentorship and editorial guidance while also receiving financial support. The fellows will focus on personal essay writing, cultural reportage, and criticism.
    Deadline: Oct. 1, 2016

    Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship
    The Fulbright-National Geographic Digital Storytelling Fellowship was launched in 2013 as a new component of the Fulbright U.S. Student Program. It provides opportunities for U.S. citizens to participate in an academic year of overseas travel and digital storytelling in one, two, or three countries on a globally significant theme. This Fellowship is made possible through a partnership between the U.S. Department of State and the National Geographic Society. Fellows publish stories on the Fulbright-National Geographic Stories blog.
    Deadline: Oct. 11, 2016, 5:00 p.m. ET


    Reynolds Business Journalism Week Fellowships
    Business journalists and journalism educators are invited to apply for fellowships to take part in the 11th annual Reynolds Business Journalism Week at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Arizona State University. The Donald W. Reynolds National Center for Business Journalism will select 24 fellows for the training, which will cover how to find and cover business angles in any story and where to find economic and financial data. Reynolds Week will take place Jan. 4-6, 2017, at the Cronkite School’s state-of-the-art building in downtown Phoenix.
    Deadline: Oct. 16, 2016

    Roy H. Park Fellowships
    The University of North Carolina School of Media and Journalism awards seven or eight new doctoral students and seven or eight incoming residential master’s students with Park Fellowships. All Park Fellows work as graduate assistants 15 hours per week. Assignments vary according to the needs of the school and faculty, and the interests and skill levels of the students. Due to the work requirement of the fellowships and the academic demands of the program, Park Fellows may not work outside the school during the academic year without approval from the associate dean for graduate studies prior to the employment. Roy H. Park Fellowships are available only to U.S. citizens. There is no special application; all qualified applicants will be considered for Park Fellowships.
    Deadline: Dec. 13, 2016


    Outside Editorial Fellowship
    The fellowship is a six-month, paid position in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Duties include fact-checking, reporting, research, proofreading, and assorted support chores for the editorial department. Fellows occasionally have the opportunity to write short pieces for the magazine and website, and they will attend editorial meetings, work closely with top editors, and gain hands-on experience at an award-winning magazine.
    Deadline: Rolling

    Holly Whisenhunt Stephen Fellowship, Investigative Reporters & Editors
    Send broadcast and/or radio journalists to IRE’s weeklong Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Boot Camp series. The fellowships were established by IRE and WTHR-Indianapolis to honor Stephen, an award-winning journalist and longtime IRE member who died in Nov. 2008 after a long battle with cancer.
    Deadline: Rolling — 60 days before the Boot Camp you are applying to attend.

    Ottaway Fellowships, Investigative Reporters & Editors
    Established by David Ottaway and the Ottaway Family Fund to send a limited number of professional journalists to IRE’s weeklong Computer-Assisted Reporting (CAR) Boot Camp series. These fellowships are aimed at increasing the diversity of IRE’s membership. Applicants for this award should identify themselves with one of the following minority groups: Black/African American, American Indian/Alaskan, Native American, Asian-American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, Hispanic/Latino.
    Deadline: Rolling — 60 days before the Boot Camp you are applying to attend.

    R-CAR Fellowship, Investigative Reporters & Editors
    The Fund for Rural Computer-Assisted Reporting helps a journalist from a news organization in a rural area attend one of IRE’s week-long CAR boot camps. It was established by IRE member Daniel Gilbert to give rural reporters skills that will help them uncover stories that otherwise would not come to light. The fellowship is offered in conjunction with The Institute for Rural Journalism and Community Issues.
    Deadline: Rolling — 60 days before the Boot Camp you are applying to attend.


    Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships
    The Asia Pacific Journalism Fellowships (APJF) program was initiated in 1998 for the purpose of strengthening understanding between Asia and the United States through study, dialogue and field study in the Asia Pacific for American journalists. Each program offers opportunities for six to eight senior American broadcast, print, and online journalists to participate. 2016 Program pending.

    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 2016 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.

    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 News Lab Fellowships
    Various locations
    The Google News Lab Fellowship offers students interested in journalism and technology the opportunity to spend the summer working at relevant organizations across the U.S. to gain valuable experience and make lifelong contacts and friends.

    Kiplinger Fellowships
    Columbus, Ohio
    Kiplinger Fellows typically spend a week in April on Ohio State’s main campus in Columbus, where they receive cutting-edge training on digital tools and tactics from leading industry experts. Topics include social media for reporting, branding and audience engagement; spreadsheets and data visualization; smartphone videography; and media ethics. The highly coveted fellowships provide lodging, most meals and free training – thanks to the generosity of the Kiplinger Foundation and Kiplinger family.

    Knight-Mozilla Fellowship
    Various locations
    The Knight-Mozilla Fellowship places creative technologists in newsrooms to work on open-source tools and support reporting that strengthens the web and changes people’s lives. Knight-Mozilla Fellows spend 10 months working with newsroom technology teams to write open-source code, analyze and visualize data, and explore tough problems facing journalism.

    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.

    Reuters Journalism Fellowship Program
    Oxford, UK
    This fellowship allows 25 mid-career journalists from around the world to conduct academic research at the University of Oxford.

    Ben DeJarnette is the associate editor at MediaShift. He is also a freelance contributor for Pacific Standard, InvestigateWest, Men’s Journal, Runner’s World, Oregon Quarterly and others. He’s on Twitter[email protected]

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