Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme 2020 for mid-career journalists (Funded)

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme 2020 for mid-career journalists (Funded)

Deadline: February 3, 2020

The Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme 2020 for mid-career journalists is now open for applications. The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. The majority of their Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us. 

Benefits

They accept around 30 Journalist Fellows from around the world each year, each of whom bring fascinating insights and a wealth of experience to the institute. Here’s what is unique about their programme:

  • You will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates. The Reuters Institute produces factsheets and reports on the main challenges of the industry.
  • You will be part of an institution with a global outlook. Journalist Fellows come from all over the world. They share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
  • You will be part of one of the world’s greatest universities. Oxford offers unrivalled study facilities, leading research centres, extensive learning support and a global reputation.
  • You will be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC.

Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses.

They will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs. 

Eligibility

To be considered for one of their journalist fellowships:

  • You must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
  • You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English. If English is not your first language, please present suitable evidence —an original certificate no more than two years old and issued by the relevant body that you are at a suitable standard. You can find more information on the university’s English language requirements here

Application

As part of your application you will need to upload several documents including a CV, a personal statement, written statements of support from your employers, and a few examples of your work.

Applications for Journalist Fellowships beginning in October 2020, January 2021 or April 2021 are currently open. The application deadline is 3 February 2020.

Click here to apply.

For more information, visit Reuters Institute.

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