Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Short-term investigative journalism fellowships

Texas Watchdog, a new nonpartisan website devoted to investigating waste, fraud and corruption in government, offers fellowships for those interested in learning investigative and enterprise reporting.

The three-month fellowships are open to bloggers, journalism students and interested residents. Shorter-term programs, including weekend training seminars, are available. The fellowships comes with a small monthly stipend. There are also guest speakers, from award-winning journalists who are skilled in digging to political operatives who work at hiding information from the public and are willing to tell their secrets.

"The fellows accepted into the Houston-based program will learn investigative skills by digging into Texas state and local government," organizers said. "They will produce investigative reports based on their findings, which will include both long-term projects and daily updates published on our Web site. Award-winning journalists who specialize in investigating state and local government will advise and mentor fellows."

The fellowship has a rolling application deadline, so apply at any time. For more information and to apply, send your resume and three to five writing samples to

Find more opportunities on's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

Investigative reporter @ Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee, a 270,000-circulation daily newspaper in California's capital, seeks an investigative reporter to focus on the region and the state as a whole.

"Our goal is short- and long-term investigations that make a difference in the lives of our readers and that cause change," the job ad says. "This reporter also would weigh in on deeper reporting attached to breaking news, with an emphasis on digging up stories and angles exclusive to The Bee."

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume, references and 6-10 clips showing versatility and initiative, preferably via online links, to Amy Pyle, The Bee's Investigations and Projects Editor, at

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

Investigative reporter @ Winston-Salem Journal

Winston-Salem Journal, an 82,000 circulation daily newspaper in North Carolina, is looking for an investigative reporter. You'll do projects while also covering city hall and local politics. You will write both breaking news for the paper's website and deeper pieces for the newspaper. While experienced candidates are preferred, the newspaper will also consider young journalists.

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