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Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute

Deadline: 04/02/2024

Location: Columbia, Missouri

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from individuals and organizations who wish to partner with them on practical innovative projects for community centered news, journalists and the communities they serve.

All fellowship projects are built and implemented within the span of the 8 month fellowship and must be free, accessible and open-source for journalists, newsrooms and the public to utilize.

Types of Fellowships

They have two types of RJI Fellowships:

  1. Residential Fellowship
  • This year’s residential fellowship is for an individual who wants to spend a year at RJI to create a resource to help newsrooms generate new sources of direct revenue. Some examples include: growing and making use of first-party data, creating new products, improving existing options like sponsorships and memberships.
  • The fellow will collaborate with RJI staff, students and faculty on-site at the institute in Columbia, Missouri. They will get a living stipend and have access to funding through the institute for project expenses. The end product will be a free, accessible and equitable resource that has been piloted across the country in community-centered newsrooms before the end of the fellowship.
  • START DATE:July 1, 2024
  • DURATION:12 months

2. Remote

  • Nonresidential or InstitutionalNonresidential fellowships are a remote fellowship where the funding goes directly to an individual to let them pursue an idea outside of their day job/work. You will make at least one visit to RJI to meet your Fellow cohort, RJI leadership, faculty, students and access on-site resources. Your project will be implemented and tested in the newsroom(s) of your choice during your fellowship, before your final product is launched for journalists to utilize.
  • START:July 1, 2024
  • HOW LONG:8 months

Funding Information

  • Residential Fellowship

– Up to $100,000 which includes a living stipend and funding for project expenses through the institute.

  • Remote

– Nonresidential or InstitutionalFellows receive a $25,000 stipend, payable in increments as deliverables are met for each stage of the fellowship.

Learn more here about the fellowship and apply.

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