Apply for the David Carr Fellowship

Apply for the David Carr Fellowship

Deadline: November 14, 2015

The New York Times is sponsoring a fellowship that will bring an outside journalist to The Times to pursue the kind of work that made David’s career so exceptional. 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.


  • The fellow will receive a competitive compensation package.


  • Open to Journalists with experience of all types, 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.
  • 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.

Application Process

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, visit David Carr Fellowship.