Fellowships to USA Journalists to Research and Write an Investigative Story
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Fund for Investigative Journalism (FIJ)
Fellowships of $30,000 to USA investigative journalists from underrepresented communities to research and write an investigative story. Fellows will be embedded in one of three newsrooms during the six-month fellowship. Fellowships are intended for individual applicants from groups underrepresented in investigative journalism due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, physical ability, gender, or religion.
The Fund is partnering with three news organizations who will host fellows in their newsrooms: The Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting, USA TODAY and Wisconsin Watch. To apply, journalists will submit a proposal for an investigative story they would work on during the six-month fellowship, while embedded in one of these three newsrooms. Proposals for USA TODAY can be on any topic. Proposals for the Arizona Center for Investigative Reporting and Wisconsin Watch need to have a state or regional focus. The Fund and host outlets will review and score proposals jointly.
Proposals must be for projects that are investigative in nature, meaning they must expose wrongdoing or injustice that was previously hidden or unknown. Proposals should be for stories that have not been covered before or stories that will significantly advance existing coverage and break new ground.
GrantWatch ID#: 186826
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Six months. Journalists who are selected for fellowships will arrange their start date with the host outlet.
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Prospective applicants can email firstname.lastname@example.org with other questions or to arrange a one-on-one meeting with the Fund’s staff to discuss the application process.
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