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Reuters Institute Journalist Fellowship Programme 2024

Status: Closed

  • Fellowships

Organisation: Reuters Institute

Deadline: 19/02/2024

Location: Oxford

The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism is accepting applications for the Journalist Fellowship Programme for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.

The programme, which accepts around 30 Journalist Fellows from around the world each year, is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. The majority of Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

Unique programme:

  • You will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates. The Reuters Institute produces factsheets and reports on the main challenges of the industry.
  • You will be part of an institution with a global outlook. The Journalist Fellows come from all over the world. They share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
  • You will be part of one of the world’s greatest universities. Oxford offers unrivalled study facilities, leading research centres, extensive learning support and a global reputation.
  • You will be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world’s leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC.

Funding Information
Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses.

Fellowships last three or six months, depending on their funding. They begin in either October, January or April.

  • Eligibility Criteria
    To be considered for one of the journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years’ journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise.
  • Freelancing is not a barrier to application, but they do not accept applications from those working in public affairs, public relations or corporate communications.
  • The Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.
    English language proficiency is not tested, but you will be able to understand and join in discussions in English.

Learn how to apply here.

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