Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship

Deadline: 11 December 2020
Open to: education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues with a U.S. citizenship or permanent residency
Benefits: $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards the reporting project

DESCRIPTION

The Woodrow Wilson Higher Education Media Fellowship aims to increase the number of journalists with the tools and networks to provide richer and more comprehensive coverage of postsecondary education, particularly career and technical education.

The six-month, non-residential program begins with an expense-paid post secondary career and technical education (CTE) symposium. Following the symposium, Fellows must complete a reporting project, such as a special report or series. Fellows will also attend a CTE Collaborative Convening hosted by the ECMC Foundation in the fall.

Fellow choose a topic related to postsecondary career and technical education for their reporting project. The project may be in whatever medium the Fellow works–prose, audio, video, photo–so long as the piece is published. Reporting projects should be a special report or series of articles, or a similar long-form project for other mediums.

ELIGIBILITY

  • Open to education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues;
  • Have interest in deepening and expanding their understanding of postsecondary education with a specific emphasis on career and technical education;
  • Staff or professional freelance journalist able to work independently while holding regular jobs or commitments;
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency (if permanent resident, a copy of your Green Card must be included as part of your supplemental items PDF).

BENEFITS

  • Each ECMC Foundation Fellow in the WW Higher Education Fellowship program will be awarded $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards the reporting project.

HOW TO APPLY

The Woodrow Wilson Foundation uses an online application portal which requires an account. There is no fee to apply. Once you’ve created an account, the online application includes basic personal and professional information, a statement of interest, an area to link to three work samples, and prompts to upload and request your supplemental items.

For more information, visit the official website.