Introducing the YouTube creator program for independent journalists

As part of YouTube’s commitment to a thriving news ecosystem, we recently opened applications for a new year-long creator program for independent journalists. The creator program aims to help independent journalists experiment with digital video and build a presence and audience on YouTube by providing grants, trainings, and dedicated support from a YouTube specialist. Please see more on our website: g.co/JournalistCreators.

Overview: The creator program for independent journalists is an innovation fund that is part of YouTube’s commitment to supporting a thriving digital news ecosystem. This year-long program provides comprehensive support to independent journalists looking to build a presence and audience on YouTube:

Grant: Selected participants will receive a grant of $20,000 to $50,000 USD, depending on their country of residence.

Best practices training: Selected participants will receive training covering a range of topics, including YouTube best practices, video production, and entrepreneurship. The plan for the program is to develop and deliver the curriculum in partnership with Northwestern University Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications.

YouTube specialist support: Selected participants will receive one-on-one coaching and support from a YouTube specialist.

The goal is that journalists complete the program with a strong, practical understanding of video production, content strategy, and building an online audience. See more at g.co/JournalistCreators.

Program website: g.co/JournalistCreators

Animal Law Media Fellowship

We are currently accepting applications for a new Animal Law Media Fellowship. Applications are open to qualified journalists who cover issues related to agriculture, factory farming and/or animal welfare.

The Animal Law Media Fellow will spend two weeks at Vermont Law School’s Summer Session from July 12 to 22 attending an intensive course in Farmed Animal Law, while having access to the school’s distinguished faculty and visiting policy leaders.

The position includes a $1,250 stipend, housing and books, and a tuition waiver. In addition to attending class, the fellow will present on a topic of their choice as part of the Summer Session’s “Hot Topics” series.

News Break Fellowship for Local Journalism

The News Break Fellow will help deliver important news to local communities. Fellows will receive editorial feedback and mentoring from News Break staff, as well as the ability to collaborate with other fellows and journalists. This fellowship will provide students with the ability to connect with their audience, build their professional experience and bring attention to important issues. Each fellow will be expected to dedicate ~5 hours a week for pitching, researching, writing and publishing content on News Break.

Editorial Fellowship

We are looking for a rising junior or senior journalism student or recent graduate who is eager to join our web team in pursuing its mission as an Editorial Fellow for the publication. The Editorial Fellow will work remotely, and report directly to the Managing Editor and assist the Associate Editor while building on their writing/reporting, research, and digital media skills. This is a paid part-time position lasting 10-12 weeks.

LinkedIn News Fellowship

The LinkedIn Editorial Fellows will spend the term researching, writing and cultivating voices from LinkedIn’s New York City office alongside editors who have previously worked at Forbes, Fortune, Reuters, Wired, The Wall Street Journal and more.

This position is fully remote. The duration of the Fellowship is full-time (40 hours per week) from February to August.

The LinkedIn Editorial Fellows will each receive a paid 26-week fellowship that’s customized to match the fellow’s interests and career aspirations .

Responsibilities:
Pulling from a variety of news sources to create dynamic, real-time collections of stories and topics
Writing concise, persuasive descriptions and eye-catching headlines for LinkedIn’s news products
Developing strong copy-editing skills that engage audiences across multiple subject areas
Proofreading editorial copy to check spelling and grammar
Amending, revising or redeveloping written text in response to feedback from other editors
Keeping up-to-date with breaking and trending news, while monitoring the effectiveness of your own work
Helping to produce video interviews with Influencers and other experts who stop by LinkedIn’s in-house studio
Executing special projects such as LinkedIn Lists
Collaborating with other editors across time zone

Basic Qualifications:
Currently pursuing Bachelors degree or higher in Writing, Journalism, Media or equivalent combination of education and experience
You must be currently enrolled in a college or university program and must be returning to school the term following your Fellowship

Preferred Qualifications:
Be a member of an underrepresented group in media

Ida B. Wells Fellowship

Named after the pioneering African-American investigative reporter, the Ida B. Wells Fellowship 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.

For the 2021-22 cycle, Type Investigations will provide five Fellows with a $15,000 monthly stipend, plus $5,000 in bonus payments, and access to a Type Investigations editor who will advise them throughout the process of producing their first substantial work of investigative reporting. 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.

In 2021 we will select one Southern Ida B. Wells Fellow, who is 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. The fellowship is open to entry-level or mid-career journalists.

We are looking for reporters:

-who have an ambitious investigation they want to pursue, a passion for holding the powerful accountable, and an appetite for digging.
-with the demonstrated ability to produce a narrative feature for print or broadcast.
-who would relish the opportunity to closely collaborate with editors.
-with the persistence, attentiveness to detail, and organizational skills to complete a major project within a set timeframe.

Fellows are required to publish or air their projects within one year of the start of the fellowship. Each project produced during the fellowship must appear in a U.S. media outlet. Both freelance and staff reporters may apply, but staffers must submit a letter from their editor agreeing to allow them at least one day per week to work on their fellowship story, and committing to co-publishing their investigation.

The deadline for the 2021 application is Sunday, March 14 at 11:59pm EST. Please submit your application at least an hour prior to the deadline in case you experience technical issues. Late applications will not be accepted. You will be alerted the week of March 29 if your application has been moved along to round two. If your application is selected for round two, you will be asked to provide two letters of recommendation at that time. Fellows will be chosen in mid-May.

Eric Von Fellowship-Associate Broadcast Specialist

Journalists at WUWM identify, report, edit and produce a wide range of stories for all WUWM programs and digital platforms. The Von Fellowship is designed to give recently graduated students the opportunity to work in a professional news environment, preparing stories for broadcast and digital platforms. We greatly encourage members of underrepresented groups to apply.

Specific duties include:

- Research, gather, write, edit and produce stories and interviews for broadcast and digital platforms.

- Respond to, and report on, other news stories as assigned.

- Participate in station activities including fund drives and community events.

Minimum Qualifications
- A bachelor’s degree by date of hire or within the last three years of date of hire.

· Demonstrated non-professional interest or experience in journalism (such as in a college environment or via internships).

Preferred Qualifications
· Demonstrated ability to produce in-depth news reports and interviews for broadcast.

· Able to use broadcast digital recording and editing equipment

Reporting Fellow

Are you ready to be a Washington, D.C., political reporter, covering some of the hottest issues to face the Trump administration? E&E News is looking for a reporting fellow for its Greenwire and E&E Daily publications. This six-month position will be remote.

We dive deep on energy and environmental issues, covering the ins and outs of politics, science, policy and business. Our fellows spend the bulk of their time reporting and writing. You'll have access to lawmakers, federal agency officials and leaders in the field. You'll write news stories from day one.

We're looking for an enterprising reporter with an interest in our issues. These fellowships are ideal for reporters with a year or two of experience or outstanding recent graduates.

US politics fellowship

THE ECONOMIST is seeking applicants for two paid fellowships in America. Each fellow will spend six months as a journalist working with our New York and Washington bureaus, writing articles about politics and policy in the United States. Previous experience in journalism is not necessary, but applicants should possess a love of writing, inquiry and debate.

The Economist Group values diversity. We are committed to equal opportunities and creating an inclusive environment for all our employees. We welcome applicants regardless of ethnic origin, national origin, gender, race, colour, religious beliefs, disability, sexual orientation or age.

Fall 2021 Residency

MacDowell provides time and space for artists to work on creative projects. MacDowell has expanded its support for journalists by providing additional residencies and project funding of up to $2,500 in addition to financial aid for accepted artists engaged in long-form journalism projects.