Deadline: November 5, 2023
Applications are open for the National Press Foundation Widening the Pipeline Fellowship 2024. U.S. journalism has an ongoing diversity crisis. There simply are not enough reporters and editors of color to inform, engage and accurately reflect their society. To combat this, the National Press Foundation’s Widening the Pipeline Fellowship will provide expenses-paid trainings in Washington, D.C., as well as virtual workshops to support journalists of color staying in – and leading – the newsrooms of tomorrow.
In Widening the Pipeline’s inaugural year, 25 journalists from across America spent a year receiving skills training, mentoring and peer support to help them navigate America’s newsrooms, where people of color comprise less than a quarter of positions. They learned from journalism veterans, including Ron Nixon, VP of News and Investigations with the Associated Press; Catalina Camia, Deputy Director at Bloomberg Law; Politico’s Senior Managing Editor Sudeep Reddy; The Atlantic columnist and author Jemele Hill; and veteran journalist Ray Suarez.
- The foundation will cover airfare, hotel, transportation to the airport and most meals for the two in-person trainings in Washington, D.C., held in February and December 2024, each of which will not exceed four days in length.
- Open to U.S.-based reporters and editors working in print, television, radio or online media.
- Journalists from any medium with seven years or less of professional newsroom experience.
- They greatly value diversity in all their programs and applicants from across the nation are encouraged to apply.
Applicants must submit a letter from their supervisors saying they will be permitted to attend all sessions. The application deadline is November 5, 2023.
For more information, visit Widening the Pipeline Fellowship.