Fellowship seeks to widen pipeline of diverse journalists [US]

Posted on Jan 5, 2022 in Diversity and Inclusion

Journalists of color based in the U.S. with less than seven years of professional experience can apply for a fellowship.

The National Press Foundation (NPF) is hosting a “Widening the Pipeline” Fellowship, which is designed to help confront the common lament that “it’s hard to find qualified journalists of color.”

Up to 25 young journalists will be recruited for a 12-month fellowship in the leadership, in-depth reporting, data and multimedia skills they need to hold governments and corporations accountable and to advance in their newsrooms.

Beginning in March, the once-monthly training sessions will include two in-person gatherings in Washington, D.C. (unless COVID-19 guidelines mandate that all sessions be virtual). Participants must be fully vaccinated to attend in-person trainings.

The deadline is Feb. 6.