AP-NORC Journalism Fellowship on Community Resilience

Posted On: November 14, 2013

Journalism Job

Media Organization: AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research

Company Description

The AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research combines the power of objective research and the highest quality journalism to bring important information and analysis of the key issues of the day to people across the nation and throughout the world.

AP (Associated Press) is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world’s population sees news from AP.

NORC at the University of Chicago is an independent research organization headquartered in downtown Chicago with additional offices in the University of Chicago campus, the D.C. Metro area, Atlanta, Boston, and San Francisco. NORC’s more than 70 years of leadership and experience in data collection, analysis, and dissemination—coupled with deep subject matter expertise—provides the foundation for effective solutions to issues confronting society.
Through their unique partnership, the two organizations carry out and analyze independent research in the public interest on newsworthy topics, and use the power of journalism to tell the stories the research reveals.

Job Description

This Fellowship with the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research, funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, will focus on the emerging science of resilience, with a focus on social and community resilience, including a unique opportunity to investigate select neighborhoods impacted by Superstorm Sandy. The skill set developed will be useful throughout a journalist’s career and can be applied to many different issues.

The Fellow will spend nine months working for the AP-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research with access to the research and academic resources of NORC at the University of Chicago and the University of Chicago itself, including members of its renowned sociology, public policy, and public health faculty.

The Fellowship will provide a highly competitive, 9-month salary of up to $75,000 plus full benefits. Location is negotiable.

NORC will provide the fellow with a highly individualized training program including a mix of one-on-one tutorials, seminars, and the opportunity to audit selected University of Chicago courses.

AP will supervise the Fellow’s reporting activities. The Fellow will produce in-depth research-based enterprise journalism distributed nationally and worldwide by the AP.

The Fellow will spend a significant amount of time doing research and reporting in the New York and New Jersey areas that were affected by Superstorm Sandy, and in Chicago for training.

Travel expenses will be provided, as will a budget for coursework, conferences, interviews, access to experts, and short courses at other

Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis from November 11, 2013 until a candidate is selected.

The fellowship will begin in January 2014 for a 9-month fixed term.

For more information and to apply online please go to www.apnorc.org.

To Apply

Please see www.apnorc.org