CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Resilience Fellowship 2017

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism Resilience Fellowship 2017

Deadline: August 31, 2017

This fall, up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion as part of the new Resilience Journalism Fellowship at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The program, scheduled for October 22-27, will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure. Fellows won’t just spend the week sitting in a classroom. They will be kayaking in Jamaica Bay, riding bicycles on city streets, and searching across New York for solutions to some of the world’s most difficult environmental problems.

The City University of New York’s CUNY Graduate School of Journalism offers a top-notch, affordable education teaching traditional journalism values while preparing students to thrive in a rapidly changing media landscape. As the profession reinvents itself for the digital age, the CUNY J-School is at the forefront of equipping the next generation of journalists with the tools to find stories and tell them effectively — using print, broadcast, visual, interactive, and social media.


  • The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals.


  • Open to international journalists who are proficient in speaking and writing English;
  • The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer;
  • Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. In special cases, less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalistic achievement will be considered;
  • Journalists interested in improving both the quality and quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues are mostly sought for. Organizers want journalists who will be active throughout the Fellowship, willing to take on the challenges presented to them.


  • Applicants should complete the online application form;
  • All Fellows must arrive in New York by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, October 22. The first session will begin that evening. Departures may be scheduled no earlier than 3 p.m. on Friday, October 27.
  • While the grant cannot pay for additional days in New York, they encourage you to extend your trip in order to enjoy all the city has to offer. Fellows will not have time during the program to explore.

For more information, visit Journalism Resilience Fellowship.