Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism Seeks Entries for Fellowship

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Jane Sasseen, ED, McGraw Center for Business Journalism
Jane Sasseen, ED, McGraw Center for Business Journalism

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, is accepting applications for a fellowship programme to support in-depth coverage of business and the global economy for journalists around the world.

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 Center provides editorial supervision during the Fellowship, work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and frequently edit the completed stories. It also assists with placing the articles in established print, radio or digital outlets while the stories run on the McGraw Center website as well.

The program is accepting applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces. Fellows will receive grants of US$5,000 a month for one to three months.

Reporters and editors working at news organizations, as well as freelancers with at least five years professional experience in journalism may apply. Reporters and editors currently working at a news organization or a journalism non-profit are eligible to apply. International journalists are also eligible as long as their reporting is completed in English and targeted to a U.S. media outlet and audience.

More information on its current Fellows and their projects can be accessed online at https://www.mcgrawcenter.org/2019-fellows/.

To apply for the fellowship, applicants are required to submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages through the accompanying online form at: http://mcgrawcenter.journalism.cuny.edu/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/application-form/.

Applications for the Summer 2020 Fellowships will be due July 10, 2020. However, the Center will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods and any applicant who has a project that might qualify should please contact the Center at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.