Livingston journalism competition

The Livingston Awards for Young Journalists honor outstanding achievement by professionals under the age of 35 in local, national and international reporting.

The largest all-media, general reporting prize in American journalism, the Livingston Awards judge print, broadcast and online journalism against one another, a practice of increasing interest as technology blurs the traditional distinctions between the branches of journalism.

Each year three prizes of $10,000 are presented by the judging panel at a New York luncheon. Leading media figures and the winners’ families and colleagues attend to honor the winners. By recognizing the best young talent early in their careers, the Livingston Awards seeks to support the work of young journalists, create modern role models for the next generation of news consumers and advance excellence in journalism.

A fourth prize, the Richard M. Clurman Award, honors superb on-the-job mentors who improve journalism by exemplifying excellence in nurturing, critiquing and inspiring young journalists.

Rules

Prizes of $10,000 will be presented in three categories: local, national and international reporting. There is no entry fee.

  • To enter, you must be 34 years of age or younger as of December 31, 2017.
  • Multiple bylines are eligible, but all must meet the age criteria.
  • One entry per individual is accepted. One entry can be a single piece or a maximum of three pieces either from a published series or an original piece and its follow-up developments. All pieces of the series must be published by the same organization.
  • Print, broadcast and online work is eligible. Still photography is not eligible.
  • The work must appear in U.S. controlled print, broadcast or online media. Entrants are not required to be U.S. citizens.
  • Entries must be directly related to current events or include new information about old events. Features and commentary are eligible.
  • Submissions must consist of materials prepared in the ordinary course of the journalist’s professional production. Materials prepared by journalists specifically for submission to the Livingston Awards do not qualify.
  • Student media are not eligible.
  • Individuals may apply on their own, or be entered by their organization.
  • Competition is limited to work published or appearing during calendar year ending December 31, 2017.
  • Winners will participate in an outreach event arranged by the Livingston Awards.

Deadline

  • The deadline for entering work published in 2017 is February 1, 2018.
  • Finalists will be notified by April 1, 2018. Announcement of winners will take place on June 2018.
  • https://wallacehouse.umich.edu/livingston-awards/entry/
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Grist Fellowship Program

Want to grow as a journalist while absorbing a universe of green knowledge? Apply for the Grist Fellowship Program.

The Grist Fellowship Program is an opportunity to hone your skills at a national news outlet and deepen your understanding of environmental issues. We’re looking for early-career journalists with a variety of skills, from traditional reporting to multimedia whizbangery. We will offer exposure to the leading sustainability thinkers and theories of our time, real-world experience at a fast-paced news site, and the occasional French bulldog in a Triceratops costume. Grist fellows have gone on to land jobs at Mother JonesThe New York TimesPacific Standard, Oceana, Greentech Media, and The Stranger, among other outlets.

We are an independent nonprofit media organization that shapes the country’s environmental conversations, making green second nature for our monthly audience of 2.5 million and growing. At Grist, green isn’t about hugging trees or hiking — it’s about using humor and straight talk to connect big issues like climate change to real people and how they live, work, and play.

For our spring term, which begins in March 2018, we are offering three fellowships:


News Fellow

Are you a curious, self-motivated, hard-working individual who wants to grow as a journalist and storyteller? The Grist news fellowship may be the opportunity for you.

The news fellow will work full-time, making daily contributions to Grist’s editorial operations including (but not limited to) reporting, research, story ideas, writing, and creative experiments. You will be expected to write quick news updates, reported stories, and one mini-feature a month. You will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and laugh politely (or heartily, depending on the circumstances) at all your jokes.

The news fellow can elect to work out of Grist’s Seattle office or work remotely. Fellow must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,750 per month. In special cases the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. Renewal candidates will be considered alongside the applicant pool for the next fellowship cycle.

We are looking for early-career writers, reporters, and editors. Candidates are most likely college or j-school grads, with some experience in journalism. Our primary subject areas are the climate, clean energy, sustainable food, livable cities, environmental justice, and a carbon-free economy. (If justice is your thing, check out the justice fellowship below.)

THE APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment:

  1. Resume and cover letter. We are looking for a succinct, thoughtful cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style.
  1. Write a news brief. Identify something that’s happening in the news and write a mock Briefly story for Grist. Please include any relevant links to news sources and background info. News brief should be 200 words or less. Please include a link to an image or video that you would run with the story. (Note: We do not intend to publish this assignment, so don’t worry about whether you have the rights to the image or video.)
  1. Pitch a mini-feature. Could be a profile, an explainer, a reported news story. Pitch should be a brief paragraph.
  1. Pitch: What’s your big idea? What aspect of the environmental/sustainability story are you passionate about covering? How would you explore that passion in the form of a deep-dive story for Grist? Please specify how you would approach the story, including target sources, length and format, potential angle, multimedia aspects, etc. Pitch should be no longer than 300 words.
  1. Three samples of your work. Writing samples can be newspaper or magazine clips, blog posts, or unpublished pieces. We will gladly accept links to multimedia samples (video, illustration, infographic, podcast, etc.), but cannot review original files.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications should be emailed to fellowships@grist.orgPlease include “News Fellow” in the subject line. Please include all materials in one PDF attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For fellowships that begin March 2018, please submit applications by December 29, 2017.

No phone calls, please and thank you.

Grist is an equal-opportunity employer.


Justice Fellow

Are you a budding journalist looking to develop your voice, tell stories about compelling people and communities, and work at a news shop that’s making a difference? Are you obsessed with justice for all? The Grist environmental justice fellowship may be the opportunity for you.

With the mentorship and support of Grist’s editorial staff, the justice fellow will report on the connections between social inequality and the environment. You will explore the ways in which the environmental movement can become more inclusive, especially in the current moment — and how communities of color are developing new ways to fight for cleaner air and water and safer neighborhoods. We’re especially interested in journalism that identifies communities and people working on home-grown solutions. You will be expected to write quick news updates, reported stories, and one mini-feature a month. You will also identify a long-term special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team.

The justice fellow will be part of our larger fellowship program, a six-month career development program for early-career journalists. We will encourage full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek input on issues large and small, and give you a custom emoji in Slack (it’s true!).

The justice fellow can elect to work out of Grist’s Seattle office or work remotely. If you work remotely, you will be encouraged to report on stories in your home community. Fellow must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,750 per month.

In special cases, the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. Renewal candidates will be considered alongside the applicant pool for the next fellowship cycle.

THE APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment:

  1. Resume and cover letter. We are looking for a succinct, thoughtful cover letter that displays your communication style and why you’re the right person for the justice beat.
  1. Write a news brief. Identify something that’s happening in the news and write a mock Briefly story for Grist. Please include any relevant links to news sources and background info. News briefs should be 200 words or less. Please include a link to an image or video that you would run with the story. (Note: We do not intend to publish this assignment, so don’t worry about whether you have the rights to the image or video.)
  1. Pitch a story about a community that’s doing model work. Pick a community that’s working on home-grown solutions and tell us how you would approach a story about this community. Pitch should be a brief paragraph.
  1. What’s your big idea? What aspect of the environmental justice story are you passionate about covering? How would you explore that passion in the form of a deep-dive story for Grist? Please specify how you would approach the story, including target sources, length and format, potential angle, multimedia aspects, etc. The pitch should be no longer than 300 words.
  1. Three samples of your work. Writing samples can be newspaper or magazine clips, blog posts, or unpublished pieces. We will gladly accept links to multimedia samples (video, illustration, infographic, podcast, etc.), but cannot review original files.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications should be emailed to fellowships@grist.orgPlease include “Justice Fellow” in the subject line. Please include all materials in one PDF attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For fellowships that begin March 2018, please submit applications by December 29, 2017.

No phone calls, please and thank you.

Grist is an equal-opportunity employer.


Video Fellow

Are you a curious, self-motivated, hard-working individual who wants to grow as a multimedia journalist and storyteller? The Grist video fellowship may be the opportunity for you.

The video fellow will work alongside Grist’s award-worthy video team to produce explainer videos, shareable short videos, and longer-term projects. You will be expected to produce one explainer video a month and two short-form videos a month, and to assist on the video team with weekly production. You will lead multimedia experiments, collaborate with our social media manager, and push Grist to innovate new ways to tell stories. You will also identify a special project to produce in collaboration with others on the team. We will encourage your full participation in staff discussions and meetings, seek your input on issues large and small, and suggest the occasional one-block stroll to the picturesque Seattle waterfront.

The video fellow works out of Grist’s Seattle office, full-time. Fellow must make a six-month commitment. The fellowship pays $2,750 per month. In special cases, the fellowship will be renewable once by mutual agreement between the fellow and Grist. Renewal candidates will be considered alongside the applicant pool for the next fellowship cycle.

We are looking for early-career producers, reporters, and personalities. Candidates are most likely college or j-school grads, with experience in video and journalism. Our primary subject areas are the climate, clean energy, sustainable food, livable cities, environmental justice, and a carbon-free economy. (If justice is your thing, check out the justice fellowship, too.)

THE APPLICATION

Applicants must submit the following in one PDF attachment:

  1. Resume and cover letter. We are looking for a succinct, thoughtful cover letter that displays your qualifications, enthusiasm, and communication style.
  1. Show us your work. A demo reel or a few videos that demonstrate your ability to tell a visual story. We will gladly accept links to your work, but cannot review original files.
  1. Pitch two short-form video ideas. What would be the first couple videos that you would produce? One idea should be for a social video that works well on Facebook or Twitter. The second idea should be for an explainer video about a compelling environmental story. Each idea should be a brief paragraph.
  1. Pitch a short documentary. What aspect of the environmental/sustainability story are you passionate about covering? How would you explore that passion in the form of a 5-15 minute mini-documentary for Grist? Please specify how you would produce the documentary, including target sources, length and format, potential angle, visual approach, etc. The pitch should be no longer than 300 words.
  1. Link us to your site. We want to see what other projects you’ve worked on. If you draw, we want to see your prints. If you are super into claymation, that’s cool too. If you have some background in audio storytelling, we’d love to check that out. Show us what else you can do.

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS

Applications should be emailed to fellowships@grist.orgPlease include “Video Fellow” in the subject line. Please include all materials in one PDF attachment. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For fellowships that begin March 2018, please submit applications by December 29, 2017.

No phone calls, please and thank you.

Grist is an equal-opportunity employer.

Grist Fellowship Program

 

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Marquette University offers fellowship in public service journalism

 

The O’Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism is accepting applications for its 2017-18 class of O’Brien Fellows. The deadline to apply is Jan. 26, 2018.

This is a reporting fellowship. If you are looking for a sabbatical, this is not the program for you. O’Brien Fellows will return to their newsrooms after an academic year with a world-class project and a paid Marquette student intern for summer immediately following the fellowship. Once selected each fellow must agree to:

  • Spend the academic year working out of an office in the Diederich College of Communication at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
  • Engage with Marquette students and faculty in the pursuit of his/her fellowship project.
  • Participate in a conference spotlighting the work of the fellowship project – an event the college will produce and host after the fellowship period.

Applicants must have at least five years professional experience and produce journalism regularly as an employee or freelancer. Applicants may work as journalists for news or editorial departments of newspaper, wire services, radio, television, websites, online publications or magazines of general public interest. There are no academic prerequisites.

Applications from international journalists are welcome, but they must meet the same qualifications as journalists based in the United States. However, due to the competiveness of the O’Brien Fellowship award, international applicants must demonstrate extensive experience reporting and telling stories from countries other than their own.

  • A stipend totaling $65,000, with health insurance and benefits if the fellow’s employer does not provide them, or if he or she works as an independent journalist.
  • A residency allowance based on family requirements for fellows moving to the Milwaukee metropolitan area: $4,000 for a single, married or partnered fellow, $6,000 for a fellow with one child, $7,000 for a fellow with two children, $8,000 for a fellow with three or more children.
  • A moving allowance between $2,000 and $4,000 depending on family size and distance. (Fellows from the Milwaukee metropolitan area are not eligible for a moving allowance.)
  • A travel allowance up to $4,000 depending on the nature of the project.
  • Up to $4,000 technology, research and equipment allowance for project-related expenses.
  • Fellows and their spouses are eligible during the fellowship for tuition remission (up to seven credits) for courses offered by Marquette University.

http://www.marquette.edu/comm/obrien-fellowship/application.php

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NYU journalism fellowship

This Fellowship provides support to international journalists who enroll in one of our graduate programs in journalism at the NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute.

The 2018 Fellowship covers tuition and fees for two semesters of one of our graduate concentrations, as well as a stipend for each of the two semesters. Most of our graduate programs require three semesters of study to complete the M.A. degree, with one program requiring four semesters.

Requirements

Candidates must:

  • hold a non-U.S. passport
  • applicants must be fluent in English and at least one additional language
  • have at least two years of international journalism experience or a combination of free-lance journalism assignments equal to at least two years of work (Public Relations and corporate communications experience will not be accepted. Work done for internships and student publications do not count.)
  • complete applications for both the fellowship and for admission to the M.A. program in Journalism
  • some graduate concentrations require the GRE and some make it optional. Check with the website of the concentration to see if the GRE is required.
  • take the TOEFL or IELTS. The TOEFL is waived only if English was an applicant’s language of instruction in his or her degree program.

For more information about the program, contact:

Professor Stephen Solomon
Associate Director, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute
stephen.solomon@nyu.edu.

The Fellowship

What is the fellowship?
The Fellowship provides an opportunity for internationally based journalists to study in the Master of Arts program in Journalism at NYU’s Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute. The fellow will pursue the degree in one of our nine concentrations: Business and Economic ReportingCultural Reporting and CriticismGlobal and Joint Program StudiesLiterary ReportageMagazine WritingNews and DocumentaryReporting the Nation & New YorkScience, Health and Environmental Reporting; and Studio 20.

What is included in the fellowship?
The Fellowship covers tuition expenses and registration fees for two of the three semesters of the program (the Global and Joint Program Studies concentration requires four semesters). The fellow will also receive a stipend of approximately $13,000 for each of the two semesters of the fellowship.

World Journalist Fellowship

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Video: Covering the World: Using Grants and Fellowships to Fund Your Work

In case you missed it, or weren’t able to attend, you can now watch video from our event hosted by the Pulitzer Center!

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ONA organizes Women’s Journalism Leadership Accelerator

The Accelerator kicks off with a week of tailored, immersive programming at the University of Southern California’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Feb. 25-March 2, 2018. ONA provides support and coaching to participants throughout the year; the program culminates with a workshop at ONA’s annual conference.

In addition to learning leadership skills and tools for navigating change, participants will focus on a challenge specific to their careers, whether an obstacle to overcome or an aspirational goal to achieve, either within their organizations or as an independent project.

The tuition-free program is open to 25 promising women leaders. Applicants should have leadership experience, which can mean managing people or projects, and be fully committed to further developing their skills.

Applications opened Nov. 8, 2017, for the 2018 Women’s Leadership Accelerator and will close Nov. 30, 2017. The program is open to all women working in digital media, including freelancers, entrepreneurs and independent journalists around the world. Review the application requirements for the 2018 program and see the FAQ.

The Women’s Leadership Accelerator provides:

  • A week of hands-on personal and professional work; candid discussions about leadership, work-life balance and problem-solving in the newsroom; deep dives on developing leadership and management skills; inspiring visits to digital media organizations; and one-on-one mentoring from some of the top women leaders in digital journalism, Feb. 25-March 2, 2018 at USC Annenberg.
  • A year of check-ins and practical, targeted guidance and personal coaching on individual challenges.
  • Registration, travel and accommodations for the Online News Association Conference in Austin, TX, Sept. 13-15, 2018.
  • Workshops tailored to the needs of the cohort, including a half-day workshop for women in the program during ONA18.
  • The opportunity to be a part of a cohort of peers to serve as a strong career-long support system.

Women’s Leadership Accelerator

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Politico journalism institute accepting applications

The intensive 10-day program, which is designed for college students, will be held May 29
to June 9, 2018, with hands-on training for up to 12 university students interested in
covering government and politics.

In addition, two students are selected each year to return for a three-month residency in the POLITICO newsroom, where they will write, edit and produce content. The POLITICO
Residency Program, also entering its fifth year, includes two paid positions and housing
allowances. Both programs reflect POLITICO’s ongoing support of journalism education, a
more diverse industry and recruitment of top-notch talent.
Applications must be completed and submitted by 11:59 pm on Jan. 15, 2018. Click here to
apply now.

“The POLITICO Journalism Institute reflects our determination to recruit and train the next generation of diverse, top-notch talent,” said Carrie Budoff Brown, editor of POLITICO.

“Expanding diversity within journalism remains a core mission of POLITICO’s and we lookforward to welcoming our fifth Institute class to POLITICO.”

As partners in the POLITICO Journalism Institute, American University and the Maynard
Institute will collaborate on curriculum development, selection of participants and
classroom sessions, which will be led by professional journalists from Washington, D.C.,
area newsrooms.

“Access to accurate, relevant and inclusive information has never been more important
than it is now, and the POLITICO partnership is playing an important role in making sure
that the next generation of journalists is able to take the profession to the next level,” said
Jeffrey Rutenbeck,dean of the American University School of Communication.
In addition, the Maynard Institute co-Executive Director Evelyn Hsu, said, “This program
has a vital role in creating a pipeline of diverse, well-trained journalists ready to work
covering politics and policy. The Maynard Institute is proud be a continuing partner in the
POLITICO Journalism Institute.”

Programming for PJI includes interactive sessions, panels with industry leaders, mentor
pairings with POLITICO journalists and an opportunity for participants to have their work
published by POLITICO.

“PJI did more than open doors,” POLITICO graphics producer and PJI alumna Christina
Animashaun says. “It gave me the opportunity to be a part of a nationally recognized news
outlet as a visual reporter. It embraced the skills I brought to the program and provided me the opportunity to grow as a journalist.”
PJI students split their time between American University in Washington, D.C., and
POLITICO headquarters in Arlington, Va. All costs for PJI participants, including room,
board and transportation, are covered by POLITICO.
Applicants who are rising juniors or seniors at accredited four-year colleges or universities
will be given preference. Student members of minority journalism associations are
encouraged to apply

https://www.politico.com/pji

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Hearst Fellowship: A two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism

Budding journalists can apply for this fellowship.

The Hearst Fellowship is a two-year program focusing on multimedia journalism. Fellows take part in two 12-month rotations at its top metro papers. They write stories, shoot and produce their own videos, blog and use social media to raise awareness of their work.

Candidates should be college graduates or others with interest, experience or background in journalism or related fields. Those selected will have hands-on experience and access to leaders in the field.

Foreign nationals may apply, but the program does not sponsor visas.

The deadline is Jan. 12, 2018.

Program Information

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Call For Applications: Reporting Fellowship To Honduras & Guatemala

The IWMF is pleased to announce its first Reporting Fellowships of 2018 to Honduras and Guatemala. A group of six journalists will report on Governance and Civil Society from Guatemala City, Guatemala. Concurrently, six other journalists will cover Labor and Migration from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. These opportunities are part of the Adelante Reporting Initiative. The work of the 80 IWMF Adelante Fellows has been published and aired by leading media outlets around the world. The IWMF will continue to lead reporting trips to Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, and the Mexico-United States border until 2020.

ABOUT THE REPORTING TRIPS: Both trips will take place February 1-16, 2018, which includes travel dates. All Fellows will begin their trip in Mexico City, Mexico, where they will complete a four-day, comprehensive security training and an orientation about Latin America and Adelante focus countries from February 2-5. Fellows then depart for a nine-day in-country independent reporting from San Pedro Sula, Honduras or Guatemala City, Guatemala, where they will have the opportunity to network with in-country journalists, collaborate with international peers, and access a wide range of sources and sites relevant to their reporting.

The IWMF reserves the right to change reporting locations based on the real-time security situation in both locations. The feasibility of day trips outside the base locations will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and determined by IWMF security protocols.

ELIGIBILITY:

  • Affiliated or freelance women journalists with three (3) or more years of professional experience working in news media. Internships do not count toward professional experience;

  • Women journalists of all nationalities are welcome to apply;
  • Non-native English speakers must have excellent written and verbal English skills in order to fully participate in and benefit from the program;
  • Applicant must be able to show proof of interest from an editor or have a proven track record of publication in prominent media outlets.

Have questions about the application process? Want to hear from IWMF Fellows about their experiences on the ground? Before submitting an application, journalists are encouraged to review the application criteria and frequently asked questions (FAQs). Also check out our most recent Adelante Reporting Fellowship Twitter Chat and a sample application.

TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS AND EXPENSES: The IWMF arranges travel and in-country logistics for all Fellows within the scope of the Fellowship base location and trip dates. The IWMF also covers Fellowship-related costs within the framework of the reporting trip including travel, lodging, meals, and fixers/interpreters, unless a selected journalist’s news organization wishes to assume these costs. Visa costs will also be covered. Fellows living outside the U.S. are responsible for procuring all necessary visas, for which they will be reimbursed at the conclusion of the Fellowship.

ONLINE APPLICATION: The IWMF will accept online applications from October 3, 2017 to November 6, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Standard Time (America/NewYork). Apply using the IWMF’s Submittable page.

 

Call for Applications: Reporting Fellowship to Honduras & Guatemala – February 2018

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Editorial Projects in Education Launches Education Reporting Fellowship

As part of its mission, EPE is accepting applications for the inaugural Education Week Gregory M. Chronister Journalism Fellowship, to be awarded annually to an enterprising journalist in support of a reporting project that illuminates a significant issue in pre-K-12 education.

The annual fellowship aims to support a recipient who undertakes a significant enterprising or investigative journalism project that promises to inform and educate the field and the public about a timely and important issue for pre-K-12 education. The fellowship, which is intended to be completed while the recipient continues his or her regular employment, provides financial support of up to $10,000.

The fellow may examine an issue from a national perspective or from a local or state perspective, as long as the topic has broader implications for American education. Projects with an international focus are also eligible if they can point clearly to implications or lessons for the United States. In addition, the fellow is expected to produce a deeply reported investigative or enterprise package or series of stories that spotlights a pre-K-12 topic through a combination of interviews, site visits, background briefings, the use of databases and academic literature, and/or the fellow’s original data reporting. Topics are at the discretion of applicants but will be considered, in part, according to how well they contribute to Education Week’s own coverage of the field.

Education Week will publish the completed work across its media platforms, as appropriate, upon acceptance by the editors. The work may be co-published, in whole or in part, by the fellow’s regular employer or freelance outlet.

Visit the Education Week website for complete program guidelines and application instructions.

Overview

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