Applications Invited for Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation

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Amy Abrams, President, Abrams Foundation
Amy Abrams, President, Abrams Foundation

Journalists from all over the world are invited to apply for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation, a programme which brings individuals to Harvard University in the United States to work on a specific course of research or project relating to journalism innovation.

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may propose projects that deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation including ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Fellows must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.

On-campus, Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows will draw upon the wealth of resources available at Harvard and in the surrounding area for their work. Along with the Nieman Foundation and the Berkman Klein Center, Cambridge is home to institutions such as the Harvard Business School, MIT’s Center for Civic Media, the Hauser Center for Nonprofit Organizations, the Shorenstein Center for Press, Politics and Public Policy, the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) and other centres interested in journalism’s evolution.

Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellows would be required to participate fully in both the Nieman and Berkman Klein fellowship programmes and serve as a bridge between them. They also are expected to share the results of their work with other fellows and through the Nieman Journalism Lab.

To be eligible, applicants should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity. Freelance journalists are also welcome to apply.

Applicants for the 2021-2022 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.

Please visit the Fellowship site to learn how to apply. Application deadline for international journalists is December 1, 2020, while forU.S. journalists (U.S. citizens), it is January 31, 2021

The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. The two organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.