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.

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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.


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

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

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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.


  • 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.


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Gates Cambridge Scholarship in the UK open

Scholarships are awarded to outstanding applicants from countries outside the UK to pursue a full-time postgraduate degree in any subject available at the University of Cambridge. The selection criteria are:

  • outstanding intellectual ability
  • leadership potential
  • a commitment to improving the lives of others
  • a good fit between the applicant’s qualifications and aspirations and the postgraduate programme at Cambridge for which they are applying

While at Cambridge, Scholars pursue full range of subjects available at the University and are spread through its departments and Colleges.

Our Alumni are pursuing further study or employment across many sectors of society and, despite the relative youth of the programme, are increasingly taking on leadership roles and applying their knowledge and skills to improve the lives of others.

The aim of the Gates Cambridge programme is to build a global network of future leaders committed to improving the lives of others.

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Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation At Havard

The *Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.

Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

On campus, Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows draw upon the wealth of resources available at Harvard and in the surrounding area for their work. Along with the Nieman Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center, Cambridge is home to institutions such as the Harvard Business School, MIT’s Center for Civic Media, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and other centers interested in journalism’s evolution.

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows are expected to fully participate in both the Nieman and Berkman Klein fellowship programs and serve as a bridge between them. They also are expected to share the results of their work with other fellows and through the Nieman Journalism Lab.

The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants. Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.

Read about the work of previous Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows, including Laura Amico, CEO of Glass Eye Media and co-founder of Homicide Watch D.C., and Borja Echevarría de la Gándara, vice president of digital for Univision News.

For more information about the application process, contact Nieman Fellowship administrator Nicole Arias or call 617-495-2238. For questions about the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship itself, contact Ann Marie Lipinski, NF ’90, curator of the Nieman Foundation; or Rebecca Tabasky, manager of community programs at the Berkman Klein Center.

Candidates who want to apply for the 2018-2019 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.

Application deadlines:

  • International journalists: Dec. 1, 2017
  • U.S. journalists (U.S. citizens): Jan. 31, 2018

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