NPR and The Washington Post - The Stone and Holt Weeks Fellowship

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Deadline: 04/30/2012
Second Deadline: --/--/----
Fellowship type: 6-month
Location: Washington, DC
Fellowship website: Link to Program Website
School specific?: Not school-specific


Program Overview (from the program website):

What Is The Stone & Holt Weeks Fellowship?

The Fellowship was created in memory of Stone and Holt Weeks by NPR and The Washington Post following their tragic deaths. Designed to give a promising individual the opportunity to launch a career in journalism, the fellowship consists of two sessions: 12 weeks at The Washington Post followed by 12 weeks at NPR in Washington, to learn how to report for print, web and radio.

What Will I Learn?

The Fellow will learn about the role of journalism in "making the world a better place." He or she will get broad exposure to the relationship between journalism and public education, citizenship, social change and democracy, and will learn that a major aim of journalism, as expressed a century ago by author Finley Peter Dunne, is "to comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable." The intent is to be educational and experiential, with the Fellow publishing original stories and other news content at The Washington Post, and then learning the craft of journalism NPR-style, getting on the air, online and out in the field. The Fellow will learn the skills and the craft of reporting from the very best at both institutions.

Who Is Eligible For The Fellowship?

Anyone who will have received a bachelor's degree by July 15, 2012, is eligible to apply for the fellowship. Individuals with additional education and experience are of course also welcome to apply. While a demonstrated appetite for journalism is desired, there is no specific requirement for a journalism degree or experience as a journalist.


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