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The Richard C. Longworth Media Fellowships, a collaboration between the Pulitzer Center and the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, aim to promote international reporting by Chicago and Midwestern journalists.
The fellowships are made possible by a grant from The Clinton Family Fund to honor Richard C. Longworth, a former Chicago Tribune foreign correspondent and now Distinguished Fellow at the Chicago Council. Two $10,000 fellowships will be awarded each year for the next two years to journalists focusing on global issues that affect Chicago and Midwestern readers and viewers.
Eligibility: The Longworth Fellowships are open to print, broadcast and online journalists based in Chicago or elsewhere in the Midwest. Staff journalists as well as free-lancers are eligible to apply. Field reporting should be from international locations and topics must be timely and of clear interest and importance to Chicago and Midwestern audiences.
Distribution: Proposed projects must include a credible plan for broad dissemination of the resulting work in Chicago or other Midwestern news media (print, online and/or broadcast). Both staffers and free-lancers should be able to demonstrate committed interest from editors and/or producers. For freelancers, the credibility of a distribution plan is generally most evident in an applicant's track record working with the listed outlets. Please do not have editors send letters simply stating they would consider the work. Letters from editors and/or producers who have worked with you in the past, and are interested in working with you again, are encouraged.
Apply by May 10, 2021.