Reuters Institute Accepting Entries for Journalism Fellowships at Oxford

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Prof. Rasmus Kleis Nielsen
Director of Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is now accepting entries for its Journalism Fellowship programme, which will hold in three different semesters, in October 2022, January 2023 and April 2023, and last for three or six months.

The programme affords fellows from around the world an opportunity to critically reflect upon their profession, to research a subject of their choice under the supervision of an academic specializing in that area, and to enjoy the breadth of academic, cultural and social life at the University of Oxford.

Each year, Reuters accepts about 30 Journalist Fellows from around the world, each of whom brings fascinating insights and a wealth of experience to the institute.

Successful applicants will enjoy being embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates. The Reuters Institute produces factsheets and reports on the main challenges of the industry.

They will be part of an institution with a global outlook who will share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.

Fellows will be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC. They will however be refrained from professional work during the fellowship months as they are expected to be in the institution campus for the entire duration of the fellowship. They will be able to travel for short periods as long as they don’t miss any scheduled events.

Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. Reuters will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.

To be considered for one of the journalist fellowships, applicants must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.

Submission of applications closes on February 14, 2021.

For more information and to apply, please visit:https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-journalist-fellowship-programme