Local news fellowship focuses on fighting disinformation [US]

Posted on Jan 22, 2020 in Local News

First Draft seeks local reporters in Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Florida for a yearlong fellowship working with newsrooms to identify, verify and report on disinformation. 

This is a part-time, paid position beginning in February 2020. Fellows will work from a sponsoring local newsroom or collaborative, and they will serve as a resource and trainer for other local journalists in the area. To prepare, fellows will receive intensive training.

Local fellows will receive a US$20,000 stipend, and additional costs related to travel and engagement activities will also be covered.

Apply by Jan. 31.