Deadline: June 30, 2018 00:00 CEST| Apply here
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Eligibility: The McGraw Fellowship 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 organization, may apply.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism 2018
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism, began offering Fellowships to accomplished business journalists in the summer of 2014.
Nearly two dozen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000.
The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support in-depth, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy 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.
Who should apply?
The Fellowship is designed for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their piece.
The applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces are accepted and the proposals that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package are strongly encouraged.
Why should you apply?
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.
Typically, you will be awarded grants up to $5,000 a month for one to three months; in exceptional cases, longer grants based upon specific proposals will be considered.
The McGraw Center provides editorial supervision during the Fellowship. They work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and frequently edit the completed stories. We also assist with placing the articles.
In some cases, the Fellowship partners with established print, radio or digital outlets; in others, they will publish them as e-books or through the CUNY J-School’s book imprint. The stories also run on the McGraw Center website.
Interested in applying for The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism 2018? Register your participation by following the registration link and taking the suggested steps.