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Columbia University, BuzzFeed offer minority fellowship [US]

Columbia University, BuzzFeed offer minority fellowship [US]

Posted on October 03, 2014

Deadline: 

November 01, 2014

Journalists of color with at least five years of experience can apply for the program.

BuzzFeed News and the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism are sponsoring a yearlong investigative reporting fellowship to promote diversity in U.S. newsrooms. The program aims to give midcareer journalists of color the opportunity to tackle big, investigative stories and to improve their skills by auditing courses at the Columbia University.

Fellows will receive a US$85,000 stipend, benefits and related expenses for one year.

Candidates must have a well-formed proposal for an investigative story or series that exposes a major abuse of power, betrayal of trust, or systemic problem. The story or series will be published by BuzzFeed News and BuzzFeed.com; the organization is open to co-publishing with the reporter’s home publication.

The application deadline is Nov. 1.

For more information, click here.