The Knight-Wallace Fellowship recognises accomplished journalists who are eager for growth and deeply committed to the future of journalism. The fellowship consists of an academic year of study and collaborative learning at the University of Michigan to deepen knowledge, develop new ideas, learn new skills, and address challenges facing the journalism industry. Each year 20 fellows are selected from all areas of journalism who are ready to take the next career step.


Qualified applicants must have a minimum of five years experience and be currently working in some aspect of journalism, for a news organisation, or as an independent journalist. We are looking for a diverse range of journalists including reporters, editors, data experts, visual journalists, audio producers, engagement specialists, designers, developers, entrepreneurs, and organisational change agents.

If you are not a full-time journalist, the majority of your work should be in journalism. The fellowship does not consider full-time academics, public relations writers, internal trade writers, lobbyists, public advocates, or those seeking a degree.

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