The New York Times launches David Carr Fellowship

Deadline: 14 November 2015
Open to: journalists who have at least three years of experience of all backgrounds
Fellowship: the fellow will receive a competitive compensation package


In memory of David Carr, a media columnist for The New York Times, and one of the most important voices in journalism,who has passed away February, 2015, The New York Times launches the first David Carr Fellowship. The first David Carr Fellow will spend two years in The Times’s newsroom covering the intersection of technology, media and culture. The focus of the fellow’s work could be steady, sustained news stories, magazine-style features, investigative efforts, videography, or a mix of approaches, depending on the interests of the fellow and the recommendation of Times editors.

The fellowship is an opportunity for a journalist early in his or her career to build upon David’s commitment to holding power accountable and telling engaging, deeply reported stories. Candidates should have at least three years of experience and be eager to experiment with creative ways of storytelling through video, text, social media and other means.


Journalists with experience of all types are welcome, especially those from digital and new media. The Times wants the David Carr Fellow to be selected from a diverse group of candidates, so journalists of all backgrounds are encouraged to apply.


The fellow will receive a competitive compensation package.

How to apply?

To apply for the inaugural David Carr Fellowship at The New York Times please submit the following:

  • A resume;
  • A short essay about how your career and your coverage is in keeping with Mr. Carr’s legacy;
  • Five samples of your best journalistic work.

For more information please visit the official website.

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