Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Accepting Entries for Fellowships

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Randy Picht
Executive Director of RJI

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute (RJI) is inviting proposals for its Fellowship from individuals or organizations around the world that wish to partner with it on practical innovative projects for local news.

Projects selected often include devising new strategies or models to solve a problem, building new tools, creating a training workshop/programme or building resources for journalists. All fellowship projects are built and implemented within the span of the 8-month fellowship.

The fellowship is looking for projects that should benefit other news organizations, journalists and the people who depend on them, and the fellow will publish regular updates to share with others what he/she is learning for other newsrooms or journalists who want to tackle similar projects.

The Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and U.S. news organizations but it also accept proposals from international journalists who plan to partner with US-based news and/or organizations to address a challenge that impacts U.S. journalism and newsrooms.

RJI’s eight-month fellowship is a flexible program with three types of fellowship options — residential, nonresidential and institutional that gives fellows the time, space and resources they need to work on projects. Fellows can either choose to work from RJI’s headquarters in Columbia, Missouri, with a residential fellowship and an $80,000 stipend. They can choose to work from the location of their choice with a nonresidential fellowship or with their newsroom or organization with an institutional fellowship. Both institutional and nonresidential fellowships come with a $20,000 stipend.

Fellows are given access to the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the Missouri School of Journalism, including access to programmers, support to conduct market research and paid students to produce multimedia content.

Fellowships are open to anyone above the age of 18 from around the world.

Applications close on March 25, 2022.

For more information about the fellowship, please visit: https://rjionline.org/about-rji-fellowships/#residential. Applicants can open and fill the application form at this link: https://rji.submittable.com/submit.