Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation Invites Applications

John Harwood, Board Chair, Nieman-Berkman Klein
John Harwood, Board Chair, Nieman-Berkman Klein

Applications are invited from interested persons for the Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation which fellowship will bring individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation.

The Fellowship, a partnership between Nieman Foundation for Journalism and Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society, will host fellows for an academic year to carry out a research project on journalism innovation. It is open to Journalists from around the world working for news organizations in a business, technology or leadership capacity.

Applicants must propose a project relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples might include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting or research into news consumption patterns etc.

Successful 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 centers interested in journalism’s evolution.

Fellows are expected to participate fully in both the Nieman and Berkman Klein fellowship programs 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.

Fellows receive a stipend and additional allowances for housing, childcare and health insurance.

Applications close on December 1, 2018 for international journalists and January 31, 2019 for US journalists.

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