Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative

Posted On: March 14, 2013


Media Organization: Moment Magazine

Company Description

Moment Magazine, co-founded in 1975 by Elie Wiesel and Leonard Fein, is dedicated to long-form, independent journalism from a Jewish perspective.

Job Description

Moment Magazine, the nation's largest independent Jewish publication, is now accepting applications for its Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative. The Daniel Pearl Investigative Journalism Initiative was founded in 2010 in honor of the 38-year-old Wall Street Journal reporter slain by terrorists in 2002 to encourage young journalists to write in-depth stories about a modern manifestation of anti-Semitism or another deeply ingrained prejudice.

With the help of our prestigious panel of journalists, Moment select and mentors the writer, providing her or him with journalistic as well as financial support. The fellowship offers $5,000 to cover the costs of the project—$2,500 up front, and $2,500 upon completion of the story. The edited stories will be published in Moment, perhaps in conjunction with another media outlet. Applicants must be between the ages of 22 and 38.

Fellows will be mentored by a group of prestigious journalists, including: Wolf Blitzer, Linda Feldmann, Martin Fletcher, Glenn Frankel, Bill Kovach, David Lauter, Charles Lewis, Clarence Page, Robert Siegel, Paul Steiger, Lynn Sweet and David Wessel.

To Apply

To apply, please send an email to dpiji@momentmag.com including:

* Your name, date of birth and contact information
* Your resume
* Three clips from a print or digital publication, including at least one long-form story
* A description of your story proposal, including how you plan to execute it
* Two recommendations, one from an editor about your work as a journalist, and one from a journalist or scholar about the content of your proposal.

DEADLINE: April 15, 2013