Fellowships & Scholarships

Propublica Fellowship

Company Name

ProPublica

Company Description

ProPublica is an independent,non-profit newsroom that produces investigative journalism in the public interest. Our work focuses exclusively on truly important stories, stories with “moral force.” We do this by producing journalism that shines a light on exploitation of the weak by the strong and on the failures of those with power to vindicate the trust placed in them.

ProPublica was founded by Paul Steiger, the former managing editor of The Wall Street Journal. It is now led by Stephen Engelberg, a former managing editor of The Oregonian and former investigative editor of The New York Times, and Richard Tofel, the former assistant publisher of The Wall Street Journal. ProPublica is headquartered in Manhattan. Operations commenced in January 2008.

Fellowship amount

$4,500 per semester

Deadline

August 1

Duration

Academic year

Fellowship Description

Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism? ProPublica wants to help. We are a nonprofit investigative newsroom and we’re offering stipends to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.

Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica’s reporters and editors. We’ll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week.

ProPublica’s mission is to shine a light on abuses of power, producing stories of moral force that provoke change. There are currently few minority reporters who specialize in investigations. Without more such voices, visions and points of view, there is every reason to believe that important stories are being overlooked.

How to Apply

If you are interested in being a ProPublica Emerging Reporter, please send the following to emerging.reporters@propublica.org:
A note explaining your interest
Your resume
Three writing samples, which can be published or unpublished work
A paragraph describing how this stipend would allow you to do journalism that would otherwise be beyond your financial means.
And if you have questions, ask away.

The deadline for applications is Aug. 1.

 

Our Journalism Concentration & Minor

The Hunter College journalism program is offered as a concentration or a minor within the Department of Film & Media Studies. Its curriculum is built around production courses in journalism and analytical courses in media studies. Learn more about our course requirements.

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