The McGraw Fellowship Calls For Applications

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The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, has called for applications from qualified business journalists for its biannual Fellowships. The fellowships seek to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business.

The fellowships seek to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy and business.

In an age when many news organisations 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.

Since it began offering Fellowships to accomplished business journalists in the summer of 2014, sixteen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000.

The McGraw Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant story or series that provides fresh insight into an important business or economic topic. The stories also run on the McGraw Center website.

The McGraw fellowships look for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium and awards grants of $5,000 a month for one to three months, with further considerations for exceptional cases.

The McGraw Fellowships for Business Journalism 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 organisation, may apply.

Applications will generally be accepted twice a year  — in the spring and the fall. The upcoming fall deadline is December 15, 2016; spring  applications will be due May 31, 2017.

Interested applicants may contact atmcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu or 646-758-7781 or visit http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/ for more information.