Media and Journalism Fellowships: Nov. 30 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    November 30, 2016
    The deadline for the John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford University is Dec. 1. Photo by HarshLight on Flickr and used 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 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.

    Featured Fellowship

    O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

    What could you cover in a yearlong journalism project? The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism enables journalists to spend an academic year engaging with faculty, students and experts at Marquette University in Milwaukee – and then return to their newsroom with a world-class project and a university-funded student intern for summer 2018. In addition, each O’Brien Fellow’s reporting project will be presented at a symposium. For more information, visit marquette.edu/obrien-fellowship. To apply, go here.


    Deadline: January 27, 2017.


    A+E Networks Digital Media Storytelling Fellowship
    New York City
    This is a Fellowship for rapid prototyping in digital and interactive storytelling for premium experiences where students will receive feedback from A+E Networks Mentors throughout the program. Mentors will share their insights around digital media, editorial narratives, technology production and product management. When applying to the Fellowship, students will propose what they would like to prototype for the Fellowship, specifically around a historical topic. Individuals must be currently affiliated with a New York City-based university as a student at the time of application.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016

    John S. Knight Journalism Fellowships at Stanford
    Stanford, Calif.
    Each year, select fellows are selected from around the world and brought together for 10 months (September to June) at Stanford University, in the heart of Silicon Valley. The fellowship is geared towards those who want to be deeply engaged in exploring solutions to the biggest challenges facing journalism.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016


    Wall Street Journal Graphics Internship
    New York City
    The Wall Street Journal is seeking a data visualization intern for its Graphics team based in New York City. The Graphics team creates visual journalism in a number of ways, but we mostly focus on data visualization for print and online. This is a paid summer internship. The summer internship is 10 weeks long and generally starts in June, though the start date can be flexible in certain circumstances.
    Deadline: Dec. 1, 2016

    Roy H. Park Fellowships
    Chapel Hill, North Carolina
    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

    McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism
    The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories, the Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative, analytic, or narrative journalism.
    Deadline: Dec. 15, 2016

    Investigative Reporters and Editors Diversity Fellowships
    Established by the Philip L. Graham Fund to send a limited number of professional journalists to attend IRE’s conferences. 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: Jan. 1, 2017, for the CAR Conference; Apr. 23, 2017, for the IRE Conference

    Mother Jones Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program
    The Ben Bagdikian Fellowship Program offers a crash course in investigative journalism. It also supports emerging journalists and media professionals, allowing them to make invaluable contributions to a high-flying news organization.
    Deadline: April 1, 2017


    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.


    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.

    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.

    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.

    Images and Voices of Hope Fellowship
    ivoh’s fellowship is an extension of the organization’s work around Restorative Narrative — a genre of stories that show how people and communities are making a meaningful progression from a place of despair to a place of resilience. The fellowship, which will run February 1 through August 1, will provide five fellows with a stipend to spend six months telling Restorative Narratives in various communities.

    Bianca Fortis is the associate editor at MediaShift, a founding member of the Transborder Media storytelling collective and a social media consultant. Follow her on Twitter @biancafortis.

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