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ICFJ News Corp Media Fellowship for Digital Innovation 2024 (Funded)

ICFJ News Corp Media Fellowship for Digital Innovation 2024 (Funded)

Applications are now available for the ICFJ News Corp Media Fellowship for Digital Innovation 2024. In conjunction with News Corp and The Wall Street Journal, ICFJ is providing journalists from across the world with the opportunity to hone their digital journalism abilities, as well as assistance in developing data- and/or digitally-driven projects.

The 2024 News Corp Media Fellowship program offers digital innovation training, grant funding, and unique virtual newsroom employment with WSJ. It builds on earlier Fellowship incarnations, which have provided journalists with intensive experiences in some of the world’s most technologically advanced newsrooms since 2014.

Eligibility

To be considered for the fellowship, journalists must:

  • Participate in two half-day webinars conducted by editors and reporters with expertise in digital tools, data journalism and visualization, artificial intelligence, mobile journalism and audience engagement. Webinars will be open to a select group of up to 50 journalists. Both webinars will occur in April.
  • Receive one of five news innovation grants to support a data or digitally-driven project. Only journalists who participate in both webinars are eligible to apply for these grants. Projects should promote new forms of storytelling, data journalism and visualization, or citizen engagement. Each grant recipient will also receive online editorial coaching and mentorship from experienced editors, reporters and experts.

Only journalists who complete both stages successfully will be considered for the News Corp Media Fellowship. The ideal fellow will be one who:

  • Has worked in a newsroom as a reporter
  • Is currently working in a newsroom
  • Has a strong news sense and curiosity
  • Demonstrates strong collaborative skills
  • Has an interest in audience engagement and building community
  • Is digitally savvy but wants to expand on skills like digital strategy and project management
  • Comes with ideas for several projects to work on during the fellowship

Benefits

  • During the fellowship, the journalist will be embedded for two months (September 15 – November 15) with WSJ. 25 days of the fellowship will be in person in the WSJ’s New York City office.
  • The selected News Corp Media Fellow will have the opportunity to:
    • Contribute to WSJ projects on analyzing audience engagement
    • Lead peer-to-peer discussions
    • Promote an exchange of ideas and knowledge
    • Establish new partnerships and relationships with WSJ teams
  • The fellow will also have the opportunity to travel and meet WSJ colleagues at the bureau closest to them. This one-week site visit will include meetings with various teams and newsroom leaders.
  • The fellow will receive a stipend and expenses during their time in New York City will be covered.

Deadline: March 24, 2024

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