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    Media and Journalism Fellowships: Dec. 28 Edition

    by Bianca Fortis
    December 28, 2016
    The deadline to apply for the O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism at Marquette University is Jan. 27. Photo by Marquette University 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 ato 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
    Milwaukee

    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

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    JANUARY DEADLINES

    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

    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.
    Deadline: Jan. 3, 2017

    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 multi-platform and transmedia storytelling through emerging technologies and strategic marketing.
    Deadline: Jan. 13, 2017

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    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.
    Deadline: Jan. 31, 2017

    FEBRUARY & BEYOND DEADLINES

    Knight-Wallace Fellowships
    A Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognizes exceptional journalists for their work, leadership and potential with a unique opportunity: an academic year of study, developing new perspectives and networks, and achieving both professional and personal growth at the University of Michigan.
    Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

    RJI Fellowships
    Columbia, MO or remote
    This fellowship from the Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) offers an annual program for individuals to develop innovative ideas within journalism and to help build the public’s knowledge in these areas. RJI is giving special consideration this year to ideas and projects focused on solving problems created by filter bubbles, fake news and mistrust of the news media; however, RJI also invites submission of other ideas and projects that could strengthen democracy through better journalism.
    Deadline: Feb. 1, 2017

    The Martha’s Vineyard Fellowship for Innovation in Journalism, created in association with the Noepe Center for the Literary Arts, will select a fellow who will work with reporters, editors and the Gazette’s webmaster in the Vineyard Gazette newsroom on a specific project that draws on publicly available data sources to create a dynamic news page. The Gazette has created the fellowship to promote experimentation and to cultivate the use of technology and multimedia in a traditional newsroom setting. Now in its second year, the fellowship is designed to give the fellow the experience of working in a small community newsroom while introducing the newspaper staff to new ideas and skills.
    Deadline: Feb. 17, 2017
    Spotlight Investigative Journalism Fellowship
    Open Road Films and Participant Media, with support from First Look Media, are sponsoring a fellowship of up to $100,000 to be awarded by The Boston Globe for one or more individuals or teams of journalists to work on in-depth research and reporting projects. The chosen journalist(s) will collaborate with established investigative reporters and editors from The Boston Globe’s Pulitzer Prize-winning Spotlight Team.
    Deadline: March 1, 2017

    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

    ROLLING DEADLINES

    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.

    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. The application period for the 2016 internship is closed. Questions may be emailed to [email protected].

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    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.

    The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative
    Moment Magazine is launching a fellowship to support reporters pursuing investigative stories that address anti-Semitism, anti-Israel and other prejudices that threaten Jewish rights to dignity and self-determination. One grantee will be awarded $10,000 USD. Applicants will need to make the case for how their proposal addresses problems of anti-Semitism or anti-Israel prejudice in a new way or concentrates on an under-reported aspect of this issue.

    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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