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Ida B. Wells Fellowship in the US

Status: Closed

Organisation: Type Media Center

Deadline: 13/03/2022

  • Eligibility criteria:
    – The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists.
    – Based in, and will report from North or South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Louisiana, Kentucky, Texas, or Mississippi. The Southern fellow’s work must appear in an outlet serving this region.
    – Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying the field of investigative reporting.
  • Type of funding: Fellowship
  • Target country: USA
  • Application language:  English

Applications are now open for the Ida B. Wells Fellowship that is designed to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work. Winners are chosen by an annual competition. The one-year fellowship also covers travel and other reporting costs associated with the project and the costs associated with attending the Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, as well as data training through the National Institute of Computer-Assisted Reporting. Each fellow will also enjoy access to research resources, legal counsel, professional mentoring, fact-checking, and assistance with story placement and publicity. The fellowship is a one-time educational opportunity and is non-renewable.

For the 2022-23 cycle, Type Investigations will provide four fellows with a $25,000 stipend (including $20,000 in payments distributed on a monthly basis throughout the year, plus $5,000 in bonus payments paid upon completion of the fellowship project), and access to Type Investigations editors who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting.

See here to learn more and apply.

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