Friday, March 20, 2009

Journalism fellowship in S. Korea

Journalists with five years experience can apply for a 10-day all-expenses paid trip to South Korea.

The fellowship, sponsored by the Korean Press Foundation and European Journalism Centre, includes lectures, meetings and interviews about politics, economy, society and culture. Its aim is "to promote comprehensive understanding of the Northeast Asian nation."

Fellows receive a payment in national currency equal to 500 euros to partially cover the flight ticket. Accommodation, local transport, interpretation and subsistence fees will be covered by the organizers.

"Eligible journalists will have five years full-time experience and command of the English language," the ad states. "Print journalists or editors are recommended to apply, but freelance journalists and broadcast journalists are also welcome."

Apply by May 15. Download an application online.

Location: South Korea

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Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Paid journalism internship in Chicago

Are you doing an unpaid journalism internship in Chicago this summer?

Get paid for it! Apply for the McAndrew/McClelland scholarship. It provides a $2,500 stipend for a student with an unpaid journalism internship somewhere in the Chicago area.

By April 1, e-mail cover letter, resume and 5-6 work samples to Jane Hirt at jhirt@tribune.com.

Location: Chicago, Illinois

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Monday, March 16, 2009

Entry-level arts & culture journalism fellowship

Entry-level journalists interested in arts and culture journalism should consider applying for a new paid fellowship. The 8-month part-time positions, which can be done via telecommuting, will give two journalists the chance to write stories for magazines such as Mother Jones, ColorLines and WireTap.

"This part-time fellowship will run from May 15 to December 15, 2009," the ad states. "Each fellow will receive a $10,000 stipend as well as consistent mentorship and editorial support. Fellows are expected to work 2-3 full, workdays each week (about 20 hours), produce at least one monthly feature (written, podcast, video or photo slide show), one interview and four blog posts per month. Fellows will also attend a four-day journalism 'boot camp' (all expenses paid) at the end of May in San Francisco or New York City. This training period will also provide an opportunity to meet the editors, as well as Arts and Culture Advisory Board members representing a broad range of artists."

By May 1, send resume, three references, three work samples and a 500-word statement on why this fellowship would be of value to you to: Attn: Arts and Culture Fellowship, WireTap Magazine, 222 Sutter Street, Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94108. Or e-mail: jobs@wiretapmag.org.

Location: San Francisco, California

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Sunday, March 15, 2009

Free conference for ethnic media journalists

Ethnic media journalists can apply for a brief all-expenses paid program on urban environmental justice.

"The first part of the program, consisting of discussions with experts on environmental justice, plus field reporting and professional workshops, will take place in Los Angeles, beginning on the evening of April 30, 2009, and ending on May 6," the announcement states. "The Fellows will gather again in late July for sessions in Chicago."

Applicants must be employed by ethnic media news organizations or be independent journalists who regularly cover ethnic communities in the U.S. or racial justice issues. The program is sponsored by USC's Annenberg Institute for Justice and Journalism.

Apply online by March 23.

Location: Los Angeles, California

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Saturday, March 7, 2009

Journalism fellowship for South Africans

South African journalists can apply for a "a 3-to-6 month fellowship that allows a writer to pursue an in-depth - and groundbreaking - project of original research to be published in any medium."

The Ruth First Fellowship is open to journalists, writers, researchers and photographers who reside in South Africa.

Applicants should propose a subject that addresses a theme of current interest in South Africa and which would have engaged Ruth First. Fellows will receive a monthly stipend and research costs. They will be expected to present their work at a public event and to submit it for publication or broadcast in an appropriate outlet.

By March 20, e-mail CV and a project proposal (of no more than two pages) to journinfo@wits.ac.za or fax it to 011-717 4081.

Location: South Africa

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Friday, February 20, 2009

Political journalism fellowship for college students

The Richard J. Roth Journalism Fellowship provides a $30,000 stipend and placement in the New York Senate Press Office for a college student with "experience and/or intentions in the fields of communications, journalism, and/or public relations." The deadline is the first Friday in May.

-Mark Grabowski

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Fellowships for journalists from developing nations

Until March 22, young journalists from developing nations can apply for the Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund.

Fellows are based in New York for about 10 weeks and report on United Nations’ proceedings for news media in their home countries.

Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English. Additionally, applicants must come from a developing nation in Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean.

The fellowship will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities. It will begin in mid-September and extend to late November.

Questions about the program, eligibility and application process should be directed to info@unjournalismfellowship.org.

Location: New York, New York

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Friday, February 13, 2009

Media law fellowship @ Harvard Law

Harvard Law School is offering a year-long paid fellowship in media law. The fellow will split time between the law school's cyber law clinic and the Citizens Media Law Project, which provides legal help to online and citizen media.

"Through collaboration with lawyers and law students in Harvard Law School's Cyberlaw Clinic, the Fellow may provide legal assistance to individuals and organizations that operate online and citizen media ventures," the ad states. "The Fellow also may assist in the supervision and mentoring of clinical students ...
While this position is full-time, the Fellow will have the opportunity to spend a limited amount of time pursuing his/her own related academic research interests and will be provided a computer work station, Internet access, and access to Harvard's extensive library system."

Applicants must have a J.D. , be admitted to a state bar and have at least three years work experience.

Apply online.

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Sunday, February 8, 2009

Scholarships & grants for Adirondack region residents

Journalists and students from the Adirondack region can apply for scholarships and grants worth up to $2,000.

Scholarships totaling $12,000 will be awarded to graduating high school students and college students studying journalism from the Tri-Lakes and Watertown area. Consideration also will be given to professional journalists interested in continuing education or appropriate projects. Grants presently range from $500 to $2,000.

The awards are funded by the Adirondack Community Trust. Deadlines vary. Applications can be downloaded at www.generousact.org, or contact scholarship coordinator Andrea Grout at (518) 523-9904 or by e-mail at andrea@generousact.org.

Watertown, New York

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Wednesday, February 4, 2009

$60K science journalism fellowship for Canadians

A $60,000 science journalism award provides training and writing opportunities overseas for a young Canadian journalist.

The fellowship is being funded by the International Development Research Centre, a Canadian organization aimed at providing research assistance to the Developing World, and Nature, the leading international scientific journal.

The IDRC Nature Science Journalism Award provides travel, living expenses and administrative costs for the winner, who will work in the London, England, office of Nature starting in Spring 2009. The winner will attend the World Conference of Science Journalists in summer 2009, and will also spend between two to four months in one or more developing countries as a science reporter.

"Nature’s editorial team will provide advice, training and support suited to the award winner’s skills and intentions in order to help him or her get everything possible out of the opportunity," the announcement states. "The intention is that the award will lead to a substantial body of work to be published by Nature. This could include work online, in print, in podcasts or all of the above."

Applicants should be either a Canadian citizen or permanent resident who has at least three years experience as an English language journalist either in print, the broadcast media or online.

Applicants will be evaluated according to their current abilities and perceived promise; previous work on scientific topics and a proven interest in development issues will be taken into account. Every candidate should provide samples of his or her work, a CV and a covering letter as well as an outline of particular topics he or she would wish to cover in the field – a proposal, as it were. A clear and compelling plan for the use of reporting time will be rated very highly.

Application deadline is February 20. E-mail Oliver Morton, Chief News and Features Editor of Nature, at o.morton@nature.com with "IDRC Nature Award" in the subject line.

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

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Media fellowship for U.K. scientists

If you're a scientist living in the United Kingdom and curious about how the media works, apply for a British Science Association Media Fellowship.

These fellowships offer researchers with at least 2 years of postgraduate experience the opportunity to spend between 3 and 8 weeks working with a print, broadcast, or online media organization. These fellowships are intended for scientists who want to stay in research (which doesn't mean you can't use one to make a career switch to science journalism).

Deadline for applications is March 10.

London, United Kingdom

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2-year training program @ London newspaper

News of the World, a 3.5 million circulation London-based newspaper published on Sundays, just created a new 2-year training program for a young journalist.

The "Robert Warren Scholarship" provides salary and covers all training expenses. Initially, you'll spend 19 weeks studying journalism in a postgraduate program at The Journalism Centre at Harlow College in Essex. In your free time, you'll help out at the paper, covering "everything from a Premiership match to major political and showbiz stories both in print and online."

Once your course is complete, you’ll work full-time at the paper and learn about every relevant department, including news, features, picture and sports desks, Fabulous magazine, the website, circulation, marketing, production and advertising departments. You may also spend time at the News of the World’s Scottish or Irish offices.

"Graduates from all backgrounds are encouraged to apply." You must have either a bachelor's degree or be in your final year of completing one.

Application deadline is May 8. Send a resume, 100-word explanation of why the News of the World should choose you, your three favorite News of the World front pages and a 50-word comment on each, work samples (i.e. details/examples of any newspaper/magazine/website work experience) to: Paul Nicholas, Deputy Managing Editor, News of the World Scholarship, News of the World, 1 Virginia Street, London E98 1NW .

For more info, e-mail Deputy Managing Editor Paul Nicholas at paul.nicholas[at]notw.co.uk .

London, United Kingdom

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Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Summer journalism fellowship in Berlin for U.S. students

A 3-month fellowship this summer in Germany is available for 20 American journalism students. Hurry and apply, though, because the application must be postmarked by January 31.

If selected, you'll tavel to Berlin and spend the first six weeks studying at Freie Universitat Berlin, followed by a five-week intensive internship at a German newspaper, magazine, online news site, TV station or radio station. In the middle of the program, a week is spent touring Germany with students from the former Soviet Union.

The fellowship provides airfare and a generous monthly stipend that more than covers any expenses. The program is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service.

Applicants must be proficient in German. Undergraduate students, including graduating seniors, recent graduates and graduate students are all eligible to apply.

For more info, visit the program's official website.

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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Fellowship for Latin American journalists

A new fellowship enables journalists from Spanish-speaking countries to study free for a semester at the University of Toronto. The aim of the fellowship is to help the journalists "promote a strong and free media in their home country."

"With a focus on free expression, the Scotiabank/CJFE Journalism Fellowship at Massey College will help to promote awareness among people in Latin America and in Canada, of the many difficult challenges facing journalists today in Latin America and around the world," said a statement from the Canadian Journalists for Free Eexpression, which is sponsoring the fellowship.

The deadline for applications is March 1. For more information, contact CJFE Manager Julie Payne at jpayne[at]cjfe.org.

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Tuesday, January 20, 2009

2-week Guatemala fellowship for young journalist

Worldnomads.com is offering a young journalist -- or someone looking for a career change to journalism -- the chance to travel to Guatemala for two weeks of volunteering, reporting and mentoring.

Here are the details from their website:
"You will work with the San Andres Itzapa and Santa Maria de Jesus Indigenous communities to help improve their quality of life through building an energy efficient stove for a family to help provide cleaner air and encourage less wood consumption.

As part of this assignment, you will receive mentorship from ABC Radio Journalist, Executive Producer & Author, Tim Latham, who will provide assistance via telephone/internet with story development, scripting and final editing.

Your accommodation will be homestay and include a couple of days of Spanish tuition, followed by a three day project building the stove for a family. Your trip will also include visits to the local school and introductions to members of the community where you you will seek out your own unique story to be recorded on your new mobile digital recorder.

The Scholarship also covers airfares from your nearest international airport to Guatemala City, home-cooked meals, travel vaccinations and visa costs.

Once you have returned home, you'll create a 5 minute Podcast Documentary which will become a feature piece on the Indie Travel Podcast website and will be submitted to a number of international radio programs, podcast channels and partner sites, giving you the chance to have your story heard by thousands of travellers!"
Anyone can apply - it's open to students, emerging and non-professional journalists and lovers of travel looking for a career change. Deadline is April 5. Apply online.

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Sunday, January 18, 2009

Journalism fellowship @ Oxford U.

January 28th is the deadline to apply for a journalism fellowship program at Oxford University in the United Kingdom.

The Thomson Reuters Foundation Fellowship Programme "offers fully-funded fellowships to well established mid-career journalists from throughout the world." Applicants must have at least 5 years experience in journalism and be proficient in English.

Fellowships may run from 3 to 9 months. Fellows research and write a paper on a topic they propose in their application. Awards may include travel expenses, accommodation and a modest living allowance.

For more info, visit the fellowship's official website.

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Friday, January 16, 2009

2-week health journalism fellowship for young TV journalist

Ivanhoe Broadcast News, a syndicated television news-gathering organization covering medical and science breakthroughs, is offering a 2-week fellowship for an early-to-mid career television journalist. Applicants must be a working reporter or producer at a television statio with less than 10 years experience. The fellow will travel to the Ivanhoe headquarters to focus on health and medical reporting.

The Radio and Television News Directors Foundation is co-sponsoring the fellowship, which will include a stipend and an expenses paid trip to RTNDA's annual international conference in Las Vegas, April 19-22, 2009, and a year's membership to RTNDA. Applications are available at RTNDA.org and are due February 1, 2009.

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Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free multimedia bootcamp for young journalists

Poynter Institute, a school and resource for journalism and owner of the St. Petersburg Times, is offering a free, intensive multimedia bootcamp for 40 young journalists.

The "Poynter Fellows" program runs from May 17-29 in St. Petersburg, Florida. (So, you can do a summer internship and also attend this program.) It's open to college juniors, seniors, grad students and recent graduates interested in writing, photojournalism, design, information graphics, broadcast and multimedia.

Tuition is free! Participants are responsible for travel and housing (but affordable accommodations have been arranged at the University of South Florida).

Apply online. The deadline is January 30.

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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 news@texaswatchdog.org.

Find more opportunities on CubReporters.org's journalism fellowships webpage.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Free journalism conference on crime

Applications are being accepted for a two-day conference in New York on covering crime.

Fifteen journalists will be awarded fellowships to attend the conference, on February 2nd and 3rd, at John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

"We are seeking applications from journalists writing or broadcasting in a variety of beats (education, politics, health, crime, courts, etc.) to submit project/research ideas based on the major theme of the symposium: key criminal justice challenges facing the nation," according to organizers of the 4th Annual John Jay College /H.F. Guggenheim Conference on Crime in America.

Possible proposal topics include: crime and punishment (sentencing; prisons); science and crime (forensic issues, etc.); issues linking crime with environment, the economy, urban affairs or education trends; race and criminal justice; juvenile justice; homeland security and civil liberties; politics of crime; new crime prevention and policing strategies, etc.

Applications should focus on the intersection of reporters' assigned beats with criminal justice, and be related to work in progress or proposed work. The project should be supported by a senior editor, with a letter attesting to their commitment.

Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference in its entirety. Fellows from outside the New York area will be an awarded an all expense-paid trip to NYC for three days. In lieu of travel expenses, New York-region journalists will be awarded a $500 stipend to be used towards their proposed news projects. Meals and local travel will be provided for all Fellows for the duration of the symposium.

Applications will consist of a 300-word biography, a 300-word project pitch and a supporting letter from editor. The deadline to apply is December 12. For more info, contact Cara Tabachnick at (212) 484-1175 or ctabachnick@jjay.cuny.edu.

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Thursday, November 13, 2008

New week-long health journalism fellowship

A new fellowship program will enable 10 journalists to spend a week studying a variety of public health issues at the Center for Disease Control and Prevention in early 2009.

“While not specifically for young journalists, they would certainly benefit from it - a week at the CDC learning about public health and meeting new sources,” e-mails Pia Christensen of the Association of Health Care Journalists, which is co-sponsoring the program along with the CDC.

The AHCJ-CDC Health Journalism Fellowships “will expose the selected journalists to sessions on epidemiology, global disease prevention efforts, pandemic flu preparedness, climate change, vaccine safety, obesity, autism and more,” according to organizers. “Fellows will tour the CDC director's National Emergency Operations Center, meet new sources on policy and research and learn how to tap the agency's abundant resources to produce better stories.”

The fellowships are open to professional journalists working in the United States and provides for travel, lodging and meals. The training will take place Feb. 8-13, 2009 at CDC's Atlanta and Chamblee campuses. Fellowship applications can be completed at www.healthjournalism.org/cdcfellowship and are being accepted until Dec. 29. Earlier applications are encouraged.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, November 9, 2008

Journalism fellowships in Latin America and Caribbean

Journalists and journalism school graduates who are between ages 21 and 35 and who wish to study in and report from Latin America or the Caribbean for one year can receive generous assistance through a journalism fellowship program.

Inter-American Press Association Scholarships provide $20,000 for Americans and Canadians to spend a year studying and reporting in Latin America and the Caribbean. In addition. Latin American and Caribbean journalists are eligible and can spend one year at a U.S or Canadian journalism school.

The deadline to apply is December 31.

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Saturday, November 1, 2008

2-month journalism fellowship on science & religion

Applications are currently being accepted for a two-month paid journalism fellowship that focuses on science and religion issues.

The 2009 Templeton-Cambridge Journalism Fellowships in Science and Religion enables 10 print, broadcast or online journalists to pursue an intensive two-month course of study at the University of Cambridge featuring eminent, well known authorities in the field. Fellows are paid a stipend in addition to travel expenses to Cambridge.

"The fellowship, now in its fifth year, seeks to promote a deeper understanding and a more informed public discussion of the interface of science and religion,"according to organizers. "Potential areas of study include Islam and science, neuroscience, cosmology, quantum uncertainty, multiverses, the New Atheism and spirituality and health."

The awards are open to all journalists with a minimum of three years’ experience, though priority will be given to mid-career and senior journalists. Application deadline is Monday, December 15, 2008.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

$75,000 fellowship for young journalists

Journalism fellowships up to $75,000 are available for print and online journalists with less than 10 years of experience. The fellowships, sponsored by the Phillips Foundation, allow applicants to choose a year-long project focusing on journalism supportive of American culture and a free society.

In addition, part-time, $25,000 fellowships are available along with separate fellowships on the environment, on the benefits of free-market competition, and on law enforcement.

Applications must be postmarked by March 2, 2009. The winners will be announced next May at an awards dinner at the National Press Club in Washington. The starting date for the fellowships will be September 1, 2009. Applicants must be citizens of the United States.

For an application, visit www.thephillipsfoundation.org, or contact: The Phillips Foundation, 1 Massachusetts Avenue, NW, Suite 620, Washington, DC 20001, Attention: John Farley. Phone: 202-250-3887, ext. 609. E-mail: jfarley@thephillipsfoundation.org.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Journalism fellowship in Russia

The Alfa Fellowship Program places 10 young Americans per year in work assignments at leading organizations in Russia in journalism and other fields.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, between 25 and 35, have a graduate degree and/or have extensive work experience. Russian language experience is preferred, however not required, at the time of application.

The year-long program "includes language training, seminar programs, and extended professional experience. Fellows receive travel, free housing, monthly stipends, and insurance."

The application deadline is December 1.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Journalism fellowship to study Congress

I'm an alumnus, and I highly recommend this program:

The American Political Science Association's Congressional Fellowship Program gives "early- to mid-career journalists an opportunity to learn more about Congress and the legislative process through direct participation."

The nine-month fellowship includes a $38,000 stipend and small travel allowance; a comprehensive orientation in November; office assignments as full-time legislative aides in the House of Representatives and/or Senate from December to August; and field trips (including a week in an international capital); and seminars with leading journalists, scholars and government officials.

Applications must be sent by December 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Paid internships and jobs @ Mother Jones

Mother Jones, a San Francisco-based progressive publication with a 233,000 circulation, offers year-round paid journalism internships and a one-year internship for recent graduates.
  • Internships run four months and pay up to $850 per month. In addition, interns receive 5 days vacation. Interns blog, write stories, fact check, research, code stories in HTML for the website and do other projects. Internships begin during the first week of February, June, and October.
  • Interns who distinguish themselves are eligible to become fellows. The fellowship requires an additional 4-month commitment, and can be extended to 8 months. Fellows receive a $1,380 per month stipend. Fellows have the same duties as interns but also have more freedom to pursue their own story ideas and work on larger projects.
Applications are due no later than 2 months prior to start date (August 1 for the October cycle).

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Friday, October 3, 2008

Stanford U. writing fellowship

Stanford University is offering one $75,000 residential fellowship for the 2009-2010 academic year to "a practitioner who is also a writer, scholar, or critic pursuing a research project in the arts. This fellow will participate in a pilot fellowship program bringing together the humanities and arts in a research and creative environment on the Stanford campus."

Applicants must demonstrate professional accomplishment and must have a relevant terminal degree (usually MFA or PhD). The application deadline is December 1.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Great entry-level jobs at NPR

NPR's Kroc Fellowship offers recent graduates the chance to get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism — writing, reporting, producing and editing, for both radio and the Web. The year-long program pays over $40,000 and includes benefits and vacation time.

Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington D.C., though each Fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station. Applications will be accepted beginning in November but must be postmarked no later than December 31.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

3-month photojournalism fellowship

The NPPA/Nikon Documentary Sabbatical Grant enables a working photojournalist to take a three month leave of absence to pursue a documentary project illuminating "The Changing Face of America." The National Press Photographers Association and Nikon Inc. award one elite photojournalist a $15,000 stipend to undertake the project unencumbered by daily assignments.

The program was suspended in 2007 due to lack of funding, but is returning this year, according to the National Press Photographers Association.

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

Irish Times fellowship for young journalist

The Douglas Gageby Fellowship is awarded annually by the Irish Times Trust to a young journalist at the beginning of his/her career for a sustained reporting project on a particular theme. The fellow’s work is published in weekly series for the paper lasting up to three months.

The fellowship provides “attractive financial support and agreed expenses,” according to its official website. “The recipient will be required to complete his/her project within an agreed time-frame and submit articles based on his/her research for publication in The Irish Times. The recipient must be in a position to take up the fellowship within four months of the date of award.”

The deadline is Dec. 5, 2008. For more info, e-mail gagebyfellowship@irish-times.ie


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Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Business journalism scholarships

The Donald W. Reynolds Center for Business Journalism provides a lengthy list of scholarship and fellowship opportunities for students, young journalists and veteran reporters interested in business journalism.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Fulbright scholarships for journalists

Applications continue to be accepted for some Fulbright Scholar awards in journalism during the 2009-2010 academic year, e-mails the Council for International Exchange of Scholars.

Professionals and faculty in journalism may apply not only for awards specifically in their field, but also for one of the many “All Discipline” awards open to any field.

For more info, visit http://www.cies.org/ for descriptions of available awards and new eligibility requirements. Awards are closing daily, so consult the relevant program officer before applying.

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Saturday, August 23, 2008

National Endowment for Democracy journalism fellowship

The National Endowment for Democracy invites journalists worldwide to apply for its Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program. Fellows will take up full-time residence for five-to-10 months at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research arm of the Endowment, located in Washington, D.C.

According to its organizers, the fellowship "enables democracy activists, practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world to deepen their understanding of democracy and enhance their ability to promote democratic change."

Fellows receive a monthly stipend for living expenses, health insurance, travel reimbursement and a fully-equipped office and research support.

The application deadline for 2009-10 fellowships is November 10.

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Legal reporting fellowship for freelancers

Carnegie/Newhouse School Legal Reporting Fellowships provide up to $3,000 each, plus other benefits, for freelance journalists examining some aspect of the American legal system.

"Apply if you: Are a U.S.-based journalist, working in any medium, whose primary source of income is freelancing," the fellowship's website says. "Are reporting on, or proposing, a project of a nonpartisan nature that focuses on law, lawyers, judges, or the justice system -- locally, regionally, or nationally. Can document legitimate out-of-pocket expenses, such as travel or records acquisition, that have not been reimbursed by another party. Can assign productive research or reporting tasks to a dedicated, talented Newhouse journalism student whom we'll pay to help you throughout the 2008-09 academic year."

The deadline is September 8.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

All-expenses paid journalism workshop in China

Reuters Foundation is accepting applications from U.S. and Chinese journalists to participate in an all-expenses paid journalism training workshop in Beijing, China, November 10-14.

The program features guest speakers, reporting field trips and classroom training. Topics covered include China's rise as a global power and connections to the U.S.; manufacturing; energy and commodity consumption; a changing Chinese society; and China's growing political, media, and economic linkages to the world.

Applicants should be full-time reporters from the U.S. or China with a minimum of three years experience in journalism. Six American journalists and six Chinese journalists will be selected. The deadline to apply is Sept. 12

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Journalism fellowship in Vienna

Milena Jesenská Fellowships "enable two U.S. or Canadian journalists to spend up to three months in Europe working on a European topic of their choice, enlarging their knowledge of social and political issues there, and establishing working contacts with European journalists, politicians, and opinion makers."

Fellows receive a $12,500 stipend, office, computer with Internet connection, travel money, and access to the research services and programs in Vienna where they will be based. Duration of the fellowships and start dates are negotiable for between Oct. 1, 2008, and Sept. 30, 2009.

Hurry and apply -- the application deadline is August 31!

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, August 11, 2008

Fellowship for foreign journalists

Here's a journalism fellowship opportunity for non-U.S. journalists:

The Humphrey Fellowship Program offers a 10-month stay at a journalism college in the United States to study journalism and undertake professional affiliations at U.S. news organizations.

"The programme includes financial support for studies, travel, workshops and seminars, a monthly stipend, funds for books, and a computer subsidy," according to the website. "Applicants should have a minimum of five years of substantial professional experience, limited or no experience in the U.S., and demonstrated leadership qualities and commitment to their communities. Most applicants have English skills and undergraduate degrees, but some exceptions are allowed."

Nominations are due by Oct. 1, so get working on your application ASAP.

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Monday, August 4, 2008

Journalism fellowships for criminal justice coverage

The Soros Foundation is offering a $45,000+ fellowship to "support writers, print and broadcast journalists, filmmakers, and other individuals with unique voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional, and national markets that engage the public and provoke policy responses to one or more of the issues at the core of OSI's U.S. criminal justice priorities."

The fellowship is one year long, and winners can begin in September or April. Projects may be in any one of a variety of forms: print journalism, radio journalism, books, documentary film or video, photography, etc. Up to three people may jointly apply for a fellowship, however, only one stipend per project will be awarded.

The award includes a $45,000 stipend, $2,500 for health insurance, funds to attend the annual fellows meetings and access to technical assistance resources.

The application deadline is September 24.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Multimedia fellowship at UC-Berkeley

The University of California-Berkeley's journalism school seeks two experienced multimedia journalists to develop digital news and information sites for under-served communities in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The two-year gig begins this fall and pays $80,000 annually.

-Mark Grabowski

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Saturday, July 5, 2008

New journalism fellowship on U.S.-Japan issues

The Abe Fellowship for Journalists "offers stipends for journalists interested in pursuing individual short-term policy-related projects on topics of pressing concern to the United States and Japan."

The fellowship provides support for six weeks in Japan or the United States. The term may be divided between the principal destination and another country. The stipend is up to $23,500, which includes one roundtrip air ticket, $500 to prepare for overseas fieldwork, and support for interpretation based on requests.

Applicants must have at least five years of journalism experience. The application deadline is Sept. 15.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Free health journalism seminars

USC is seeking applications for its upcoming all-expenses-paid seminars in health journalism. The four day "California Health Journalism Fellowship" programs, held by the university's Annenberg School for Communication in Los Angeles, are "open to all professional print, broadcast and online journalists with a passion for health news, not just reporters on the health beat."

Session 1, from July 31-Aug. 3, will focus on investigating hospitals and nursing homes, understanding medical statistics and medical studies, narrative story telling techniques and more.

Session 2, from Oct. 23-26, will explore the latest thinking about how neighborhood life, work conditions, social inequities, race and education influence health. It will also discuss digital story telling.

The deadline to apply is June 27. For more info, contact (213) 437-4419 or calendow (at) usc.edu.

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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Int'l development fellowship for young journalists

The Development Executive Group is offering a fellowship for students and recent graduates who are interested in both journalism and international development. Fellows will receive a stipend and work 3 to 6 months in Manila, Tokyo, Barcelona or Washington, D.C. Responsibilities include conducting interviews and online research in order to write practical articles about international development for web publication. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2009. Unpaid internships are also available.


-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Entry-level jobs at Newsweek

Newsweek, a three million circulation weekly news magazine, offers entry level opportunities through its Maynard Parker Fellowship.

Two fellowships are available annually, beginning at staggered dates. Each fellow is assigned to a particular editorial department and is paired with a mentor who will work closely with the fellow to help develop his/her professional journalism skills. The fellowship provides a competitive salary and health benefits. After their year is up, fellows will also be considered for any available open positions.

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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Fellowship for journalists from developing nations

Every day, CubReporters.org receives several international visitors. In the past week alone, web traffic came from the U.K., Japan, India, Canada, Russia, Ireland, Indonesia, France, Serbia, Spain, Tanzania, Italy, Nepal, Philippines, Poland, Kenya, Netherlands, Pakistan, Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, Australia, Israel, Ethiopia, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Virgin Islands, Romania and Taiwan. Here’s an opportunity that international journalists may be interested in:

The Dag Hammarskjöld Scholarship Fund annually offers fellowships to young journalists from developing nations to report on United Nations’ proceedings for news media in their home countries. Applications will soon be accepted for 2009.

Applicants must be full-time, professional journalists between 25 and 35 years old, be employed by a recognized print, radio, television, or internet media organization, and have a good working knowledge of English. Additionally, applicants must come from a developing nation in Africa, Asia, South America or the Caribbean.

The fellowship will provide: round-trip airfare to New York; accommodations; health insurance for the duration of the fellowship, and a daily allowance to cover food and other necessities.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Teachers & Writers Collaborative offers part-time fellowships

Applications are being accepted for Teachers & Writers Collaborative Fellowships. The award comes with, among other things, a $10,000 stipend, office space in Manhattan and opportunities to meet with experienced professionals from publishing, literary arts, theater, or other fields related to the Fellow’s work.

Fellows must be 30 or younger and spend 15 hours per week, from Oct. 2008 through May 2009, helping to plan the calendar year T&W's 2009 2020 Visions reading series.

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on July 7.

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Saturday, May 24, 2008

New international journalism fellowship

The International Center for Journalists and the Media Development Loan Fund are partnering to offer a new international journalism fellowship -- the Knight-MDLF International Journalism Fellowship Program.

The program targets countries with emerging democracies. Fellows must speak the language of the target country. They must have at least 10 years’ news experience, the ability to plan a specific, detailed training project and the time to spend a year making it work.

MDLF will accept detailed proposals from clients by April 30 each year. MDLF and ICFJ will review the proposals to select those that meet the criteria. MDLF and ICFJ will announce the winners by July 31 of each year.

-Mark Grabowski

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Sunday, May 18, 2008

3-week arts journalism fellowship

The USC Annenberg School for Communication and The Getty Foundation are offering a three-week arts journalism fellowship in November 2008. Six to seven arts journalists will be selected.

“Based in Los Angeles, the fellowship is a total immersion experience that includes attending as many as 23 performances, art exhibitions and architectural sites,” the announcement states. “Participants will visit private studios, rehearsal rooms, architectural firms and art schools providing many behind-the-scene opportunities to meet renowned artists, arts administrators and accomplished journalists face-to-face.”

The international program, now in its 7th year, is available for mid-career arts editors, critics and reporters from print, radio, television and online who cover the performing and visual arts, architecture, literature, entertainment and pop culture. They can be generalists or specialists. Staff writers, editors and freelancers and self-employed Web journalists alike are welcome to apply.

The program covers most expenses, including: roundtrip travel to and from Los Angeles, hotel, most meals, reading materials, Internet access in your hotel room and transportation within Los Angeles.The application must be postmarked by June 16.

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

Journalism fellowship to study 2008 Presidential Election

The East-West Center is offering a special Jefferson Fellowships program to provide journalists from Asia, the Pacific and the U.S. with “an opportunity to explore the important issues in this 2008 election, learn about the U.S. political process, observe this historic election and finally, discuss the outcome with U.S. analysts and one another.”

After one week of discussion sessions with regional experts and one another at the East-West Center in Honolulu, participants will travel to various areas of the United States to discuss election issues and attitudes with policymakers, business leaders, community activists and voters from a range of important constituencies such as recent immigrants, retirees, blue collar workers, factory owners, religious groups, African American communities, young people and women. Stops include Phoenix, Arizona; Erie, Pennsylvania; Cleveland, Ohio; and Washington, D.C.

The fellowship is open to working print, broadcast or online journalists from Asia Pacific and the United States. The deadline is June 4.

-Mark Grabowski

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Hong Kong Journalism Fellowships

The East-West Center is now accepting applications for the Hong Kong Journalism Fellowships, scheduled for September 11 – 27, 2008.

These fellowships are designed to help American journalists better understand the diverse and complex political, economic, social and cultural issues of mainland China and Hong Kong through meetings with government, business, journalists, educators, students and others. Travel stops include the East-West Center in Honolulu, followed by a study tour to Beijing, Kunming, Shangri-La, and Lijiang on mainland China and Hong Kong.

The fellowship is open to U.S. journalists with at least five years of professional working experience in print, broadcast or online media.

-Mark Grabowski

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

4-day science writing fellowship

The National Center for Atmospheric Research invites applicants for a four-day science writing workshop in Boulder, Colo., on June 23-27.

NCAR states: "Our program is a four-day, residential experience open to professional writers, producers, and editors working for print, broadcast, radio, and online media. NCAR will cover costs including airfare, hotel, transport to-from the Denver Airport and Boulder, as well as a daily meal stipend for five NCAR Journalism Fellows. The ideal candidate will have at least five years of writing, producing, or editing experience for a general-interest audience. Freelances, book authors, and writers from nontraditional media may be considered, but should be able to show a substantial portfolio of work."

The deadline to apply is May 16.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Another fellowship in investigative journalism

The Center for Public Integrity and American University, both in D.C., are offering an investigative journalism fellowship. Fellows enroll as full-time students at the School of Communication, earning a master's degree in journalism, while pursuing investigative projects at the Center for 12 to 20 hours each week. The fellowship provides a full tuition scholarship plus a stipend of $24,000. Candidates must have at least four full years of professional experience. Applications are due by March 15, 2008. The fellowship starts in August 2008. Download an application by clicking here.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, March 7, 2008

Investigative journalism fellowship

U.C. Berkeley's Investigative Reporting Program is accepting applications for three year-long fellowships. The training program aims to "develop a new generation of investigative reporters," so young journalists should consider applying.

It pays $45,000 and includes health insurance, office space, business expenses and travel funds.

"The graduate program in investigative reporting in the coming year will focus on corporate corruption, particularly the way some U.S. companies operate overseas," according to the announcement. "Entries for the 2008-2009 fellowships are urged to present detailed areas of inquiry within this broad subject area. Proposals could include print and broadcast components as well as multimedia projects for the Internet. Their findings will be published or broadcast for general circulation. Fellows will report on stories that serve the public interest and have been traditionally under-reported by traditional news organizations. "

For more info, click here. The deadline is April 1.

-Mark Grabowski

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Monday, February 25, 2008

New multimedia journalism fellowship

Media General is offering a new fellowship for journalists interested in multimedia.

Four recent graduates, either from college or a graduate program, will be selected to work for nine months in one of Media General's cross-owned markets (Bristol, Va.; Roanoke, Va.; Myrtle Beach, SC; and Columbus, Ga.) .

"The fellows will divide their time between the newspaper, the television station and the website," according to the flyer. "They will primarily produce content to be presented across all platforms."

The deadline is March 1, 2008.

-Mark Grabowski

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Friday, February 15, 2008

Journalism fellowship for mental health coverage

Rosalynn Carter Fellowships for Mental Health Journalism provide $10,000 stipends to journalists to report on topics related to mental health or mental illnesses.

Fellows do not need to leave their job. Rather, the stipend covers
travel, materials, and other incidental expenses needed to do a reporting project, which is presented at the end of the fellowship. Fellows will also be assigned mentors and make two trips to the Carter Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Applicants must have at least three years experience. Six U.S. journalists and a few international journalists will be selected. The deadline to apply is April 20.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Fellowships & scholarships for electronic journalists

The Radio and Television News Directors Association is offering several cash prizes for electronic (radio, TV, online) journalists with 10 years or less experience. Additionally, its foundation offers many scholarships, ranging from $1,000 to $10,000, for college and graduate students studying journalism and/or planning careers in electronic journalism. The deadline for applying is May 12.

While the focus of this journalism website is on print journalism, I will be expanding it in coming months to include more broadcast journalism and online journalism opportunities. Stay tuned. Also, please e-mail me any good opportunities that aren't already listed on CubReporters.org.

-Mark Grabowski
mark(at)cubreporters(dot)org

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Sunday, October 14, 2007

More praise for CubReporters.org

Ken Jost, Supreme Court Editor of CQ Press, e-mails us: "Perhaps if I'd read this [Web site] 30 years ago, I might be editor of the New York Times by now."

"Too often, young journalists don't have a road map with which to navigate the industry -- instead, they're given gloomy assessments about the job market and then shoved out into it," says J.T. Rushing, state capital bureau chief for the Florida-Times Union. "What Mark has created is a terrific, must-read resource for reporters in that category which we were all in at one point. His site is unique, it's invaluable, it's comprehensive and it is most certainly recommended.

Says the Aggie Journalists blog: "CubReporters.org has a whole raft of solid links to national internship listings — more than a dozen, including ASNE's bank and chains/organizations such as the AP and Freedom Communications, which owns five Texas papers."

"Looks great," e-mails Chandra Turner, founder and president of Ed2010.com , a networking and mentoring organization committed to helping aspiring and junior-level editors reach their dream magazine jobs.

Thanks, everyone!


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