City University Calls for Applications for McGraw Fellowship in Business Journalism


The City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism is calling for applications for the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center Fellowship for Business Journalism. The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to global economy and business.

According to the Center, “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, analytic, or narrative journalism.”

The Center is accepting applications for long-form print or radio pieces plans to expand their scope to include multimedia, data and video projects in the future.  They encourage current applicants to include supplemental visual or multimedia elements to run with their core written or audio stories.

The Fellowship awards grants of $5,000 a month for one to three months and in exceptional cases, they can consider longer grants based upon specific proposals.  The Center explains that it is looking for applicants with proven ability to report and execute complex projects in their proposed medium.

The McGraw Center will provide editorial supervision during the Fellowship and will work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and edit the completed stories.  The Center will also assist with placing the articles in different mediums.

The Fellowship is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism. Freelance journalists as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization, may apply.

Deadline for application is December 15, 2014. However, the Centre will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods.

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