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As U.S. journalists know, there are simply not enough reporters and editors of color in American newsrooms to inform, engage and accurately and fairly reflect our society. Many newsrooms have tackled urgent social issues with majority white staffs—some more successfully than others.
The National Press Foundation (NPF) intends to do its part to address this problem through a “Widening the Pipeline” Fellowship designed to help confront the common lament that “it’s hard to find qualified journalists of color.”
This will be a free 12-month fellowship for up to 25 young journalists, beginning in March 2022. It will offer training in leadership, in-depth reporting, data and multimedia skills journalists need to hold governments and corporations accountable and to advance in their newsrooms. The fellowship will include individual coaching and mentoring. Fellows will have monthly online sessions and come to Washington twice (pandemic permitting) for in-person coaching, field trips and training.
To qualify, journalists must be U.S. based and less than seven years into their journalism careers. For questions and partnership opportunities, please contact Rachel Jones, Director of Journalism Initiatives, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application Deadline: Feb. 6