DEADLINE: Bill Lane Center for the American West Media Fellowship

Event Date: 
March 31, 2020

Stanford University’s Bill Lane Center for the American West has supported journalism about the West and its environment for a decade or more. We are offering a media fellowship, giving one $5,000 stipend for three months’ work. The grant will fund a journalist illuminating crucial issues about the region.

As of February 17, 2020, we are accepting applications for an award to be made after the application deadline of March 31, 2020. A plan to work with Stanford-based experts is not a requirement, but will ensure an application gets extra attention.

Criteria for acceptance: The work should examine a crucial aspect of the West, its land, its people, its history, and the impact of the forces that power its economies; the applicant should have ties to a news organization that will guarantee serious consideration of publishing the work; publication should happen within six months of the award, or by Oct. 31.

The work itself could be one or could be any combination of the following: print or online articles, photography or photo essays, informational graphics, podcasts, video journalism, documentary films, fact-based graphic novels or graphic documentaries.

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