Media and Journalism Fellowship

Media and Journalism Fellowship

About the Program

Our year-long fellowship program offers media and creative professionals the opportunity to refine their skills while learning about the crucial role of free speech and a free press in our society. You’ll work full time in the industry while taking your experience to the next level with our world-class curriculum.

Fellows will work full time for a media outlet or publication during the program. Professionals from a variety of backgrounds are invited to apply, including:

  • Journalists (broadcast, investigative, & multi-platform).
  • Editors (daily reporting and editorial content).
  • PR professionals.
  • Marketing professionals.
  • Copywriters.
  • Impact producers.
  • Video producers & videographers.
  • Graphic designers.

Important Program Dates

See our Application Process for the best dates to apply for the 2018 Media and Journalism Fellowship.

Program DurationJune 20, 2018 – June 2019

Media and Journalism Fellowship Program at a Glance

  • 12 Months

    Program Length

  • 40

    Program Alumni

  • $51,000

    Average Salary

  • 15

    Media Partners Participating

What Your Schedule May Look Like

Your week will be focused on the hands-on experience provided by your partner organization and enhanced through the skills you’ll gain through our online programming. Classes are led by our talented faculty as well as industry professionals and media experts with a curriculum that includes:

  • Lectures & case studies.
  • Speaker series with leaders in media & journalism.
  • Core professional skills.
  • Peer working groups.
  • Independent & group projects.
  • Mentorship.
  • Conferences.
  • Electives such as interviewing, pitching, infographics, editing, etc.

I was feeling disheartened to the degree in which my ideas and my journalism weren't really accepted on my campus. It felt like it was often met with lots of angry dissent as opposed to more intellectual challenges to the ideas of a free society. It's really cool to learn a little bit about journalism, ethics, and about how to communicate these ideas really well to audiences that might not be interested in them initially.

Liz Wolfe, Managing Editor at Young Voices

What's in it for me?

A full-time job

Hone your skills as a media or creative professional through a new or existing opportunity with a media company, publication, or non-profit organization. Salary is commensurate with work experience and educational background.

Robust curriculum

Through interactive online programming and elective classes, you’ll engage with faculty and other participants to understand the role you play in supporting free speech and a free press.

Professional networking

Participants will build a cross-country network of individuals through weekly classes and networking summits. After the program, you’ll join a network of over 3,000 alumni, including our alumni who have been featured in Forbes' "30 Under 30" list of future leaders!

Mentorship and presentations from industry experts

Learn from seasoned industry leaders such as John Stossel (ABC and Fox Business Network), Nancy Perry Graham (Time Inc.), Deirdre Hughes (CNN and Yahoo Tech), Eric Schurenberg (Inc. Magazine), and others at in-person summits and in weekly working groups.

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