Journalists based in the United States can apply for a competitive in-person reporting fellowship.
The National Press Foundation (NPF) is offering the 2022 Statehouse Reporting Fellowship, a week of journalism training in Austin, Texas, March 27 to 31.
The program will help statehouse and regional reporters prepare for the contentious campaigning and bruising battles over redistricting that could affect U.S. politics for decades.
In addition to gerrymandering and voting rights, key topics will include the future of democracy, handling misinformation, copycat legislation, COVID as a public health and political issue, campaign finances, how federal stimulus money is being spent locally, and voter-motivating issues such as race and abortion.
Expert instructors will help journalists with sources and nuanced background, as well as fact-checking, community engagement, accountability journalism and other skills.
The foundation will cover airfare, ground transportation, hotel costs and most meals.
The application deadline is Feb. 27.