Applications are now open for the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism-Summer 2020. The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.
The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy, finance, and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories, the Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative or enterprise journalism.
- The Fellowship provides a grant of up to $15,000 for each project.
- The exact amount will depend on the time it takes to complete the project and the expenses needed; freelance journalists may also use some of the funding as a stipend for living expenses during the Fellowship.
- The McGraw Center provides editorial supervision during the Fellowship. We work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and frequently edit the completed stories.
- We also assist with placing the articles in established print, radio or digital outlets.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years of professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization or a journalism non-profit, may apply.
How to Apply?
- Applicants should submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages by clicking here.
- The proposal should highlight what’s new and significant about the story, why it matters and what its potential impact might be.
- The proposal should also note where significant stories on the subject have run elsewhere and how the proposed piece would differ.
- Applicants should also briefly outline a proposed reporting plan and a timeline for completing the story.
- In addition, applicants should enclose three journalism samples.
- The samples should be professionally published work that showcases your ability to tackle an in-depth story in the proposed medium.
- The last date to apply is July 10, 2020.
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