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Fully Funded Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism Resilience Journalism Fellowship in USA, 2019

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY is inviting applications for Resilience Fellowship Program from February 24-March 1, 2019. International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.

The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.

When people hear the word ‘resilience,’ often the first thing that comes to mind is the ability to bounce back following a personal crisis – a divorce, a major illness, the death of a loved one. And in a sense that’s what we mean, but on a much broader scale.

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Scholarship Description

  • Applications Deadline: January 4, 2019
  • Course Level: Fellowships are available for mid-career Journalists.
  • Study Subject: The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.
  • Scholarship Award: The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition, and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals. Personal expenses during the Fellowship are the responsibility of the Fellows.
  • Nationality: International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.
  • Number of Scholarships: This winter up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion.
  • Scholarship can be taken in the USA

Eligibility for the Scholarship

Eligible Countries: International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged.

Entrance Requirements: Applicants must meet the following criteria:

The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer. Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. We will however, in special cases, consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalism achievement.

We are looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and the quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. We want journalists who will be active throughout the fellowship, willing to take on the challenges we present.

We will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:

– Journalists who are employed by a news organization, or those who freelance full-time. This category includes people who write, produce or edit news, whether for a legacy news organization or an internet publication. Also photojournalists and those working in multimedia are welcome to apply.

– Journalism innovators. These are people whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way. Innovators will be considered if their work and ideas might contribute to the fellowship in some fashion.

International Fellows

International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged; in our first Fellowship we had four people join us from outside the U.S. However all Fellows must have a strong grasp of English in order to participate fully, so we expect you to be proficient in speaking and writing English. This program also involves a lot of discussion of scientific concepts, so all Fellows should have a solid understanding of basic science.

Application Procedure

How to Apply: We don’t want the application process to be a cumbersome one, so please don’t feel that you need to write a long essay in reply to any of these questions. Applications are not scored on the quantity of output, but rather on the quality. Just be sure to give us enough information that we can fairly assess your application. And let us know why you’re a perfect fit for this Fellowship.

Online Application

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