Science journalists from underrepresented communities including people of color, LGBTQ+ people, people from the Global South and people with disabilities can apply for a mentoring program.
The Open Notebook, with support from the Science Sandbox and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, is offering the Sharon Dunwoody Science Journalism Mentoring Program. The aim of the program is to increase the diversity of voices covering science.
Selected participants will be paired with a mentor who will help in providing the skills and community support to help participants do their best work in covering science.
Participants will work towards a concrete, actionable goal which includes pitching or writing articles for publication, or learning and gaining experience in a new skill such as podcasting, or something else.
This is a free, nine-month program that will run May 3, 2023 to Feb. 3 2024.
The deadline is March 17.