Four Fellowship Progams For Budding Journalists
NPR is accepting applications for the Kroc Fellowship, which was established to identify and develop a new generation of extraordinary journalists for the public radio system.
NPR is looking for a diverse pool of applicants who aspire to work in public radio. Candidates must be just completing college or graduate school or be out of school for one year or less as of Dec. 31, 2006. They do not need journalism or radio experience, but must demonstrate exceptional potential and drive. A strong interest in national and or international news, as well as a strong interest in reporting, editing, producing and the Web is encouraged.
The one-year program will begin on August 20, 2007, and include a more than $37,000 stipend, plus benefits, which include paid vacation. Fellows will get rigorous, hands-on training in every aspect of public radio journalism writing, reporting, producing and editing for both radio and the Web. Kroc Fellows will work primarily at NPR headquarters in Washington, D.C., though each fellowship will include an assignment to an NPR member station.
Applications must be postmarked no later than Dec. 31st, 2006. Applicants must also submit:
-Three letters of reference
-A student transcript(s)
-A work sample
For more information and to download an application, please go to: http://www.npr.org/fellowships.
Knight -Wallace Fellowships At Michigan
The Knight-Wallace Fellows program at the University of Michigan is accepting applications for the 2007-08 academic year.
The fellowship, which includes a $6,875 monthly stipend plus all tuition and fees, is designed to broaden perspectives, nurture intellectual growth and inspire personal transformation. Full-time journalists in any media with five years' experience may apply.
Families are welcome to join in the fellowship experience and are invited to participate actively. Spouses and partners often end their year with a book in the works or a new career on the horizon.
The Knight-Wallace program includes the:
-Daniel B. Burke Fellowship
-Burton R. Benjamin Fellowship in Broadcast Journalism
-Benny Friedman Sports Reporting Fellowship
-William C. Richardson Fellowship in Public Policy and Philanthropy
-Ford Fellowship in Transportation Technology
-Mike Wallace Fellowship in Investigative Reporting
-Karsten Prager Fellowship in International Journalism
-Knight Specialty Reporting Fellowships in Business/Economics, Education, Lawand Medicine/Health Sciences
Past guest speakers include: Mike Wallace, Charles Gibson, Jill Abramson, Gloria Steinem, Michael Moore, Clarence Page, Patrick Oliphant, Madeleine Albright, Jay Harris, Jeff Fager, Kevin Klose, Peter Osnos, Michael Connelly, Ann Marie Lipinski and Paul Tash.
Applications must be postmarked by February 1st, 2007.
Send inquiries and applications to:
Charles R. Eisendrath, Director
620 Oxford Road
Ann Arbor, MI 48104
Nieman Foundation Accepting Submissions For Taylor Award
The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University is accepting submissions for the Taylor Award, an honor bestowed to those who encourage fairness in news coverage. Award recepients also receive a $10,000 prize established through gifts for an endowment by members of the Taylor family, which published The Boston Globe from 1872 to 1999.
Anyone may submit a nomination by sending five copies of the work with a letter explaining why the entry is an exemplary example of fairness in newspapers. The letter should also describe how the work was developed, reported and presented to readers in the context of fairness. In evaluating work, submitters should consider all aspects of the journalistic process: reporting, writing, editing, headlines, photographs and illustrations. and presentation.
Nominations may be:
-A single story
-An editorial or a commentary
-Series of stories
-Editorials or commentaries
-Or a body of work by an individual journalist.
Nominations must be postmarked no later than Saturday, Jan. 20th, 2007, for work published in a U.S. daily newspaper during the previous calendar year.
For more information about the Taylor Family Award for Fairness in Newspapers and a list of winners, go to: http://www.nieman.harvard.edu/events/honors/taylor. Or contact Melinda Patterson Grenier, editorial director, at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard University at 617-495-2342 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit entries to:
2006 Taylor Fairness Award
Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard
One Francis Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138
Knight Fellowships Available
The John S. Knight Fellowships Program at Stanford University is accepting applications for the 2007-2008 academic year. Fellowships are granted to 12 U.S. journalists and up to eight journalists from outside the U.S.
The nine-month program includes seminars with guest speakers for those seeking independent study. At the end of the program, fellows return to their news organizations.
Reporters, editors, news managers, photographers, producers, editorial cartoonists, Web reporters and editors are invited to apply. Candidates must have at least seven years' professional experience. Fellows receive a stipend of $55,000, plus tuition, supplements for housing, child care, health insurance and books. All benefits and activities of the program are open to spouses and partners of fellows.
The application deadline is Feb. 1st, 2007.
To apply, please visit: http://knight.stanford.edu
For more information, write, call or email:
JOHN S. KNIGHT FELLOWSHIPS PROGRAM
Building 120, Room 424
Stanford, CA 94305-2050
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