The New York Times Fellowship a One-year Work Progran Aimed at Cultivating the Next Generation of Journalists
We hope that this new immersive program will benefit not only the participants and The Times, but other newsrooms. We expect most of our fellows will graduate to positions at other publications.
Creation of the fellowship also means that we plan to retire our existing newsroom summer internship.
We believe the fellowship, which will incorporate speakers, feedback and training opportunities, will better serve budding journalists. The fellowship also will target many of the same candidates as the internship: qualified recent college graduates and postgraduates. These changes will not affect our summer internship program in business departments.
The fellowship will begin in June. The 2019 program will incorporate reporters across a range of sections, as well as journalists in photo, visual investigations, graphics, news design, podcasts, Opinion and The New York Times Magazine.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What change is The New York Times making?
Starting in 2019, we are replacing our newsroom summer internship with a yearlong fellowship aimed at recent graduates of college and graduate school.
Why is The Times making this change?
We believe the new program will better train young journalists, provide greater benefits for participants and our newsroom, and establish relationships that will pay off for years to come.
How long is the fellowship?
The fellowship will last for 12 months.
When will The Times open applications for the fellowship?
We plan to open applications later this fall and announce our full class in January.
When will the fellowship start?
Our first class of fellows will arrive in early June.
Will the fellowship be paid?
Yes. Fellows will work full time and will be paid and receive benefits. They will be Guild-represented employees.
How many fellows will be in the program?
We will determine the size of the first class at a later date.
Who is eligible for the fellowship?
The program is targeted toward recent graduates of college and graduate school who are early in their journalism careers. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
Who will choose the fellows?
The program director and top editors from around the newsroom will collaborate to choose the class.
Will fellows have a chance to be hired into staff positions?
Yes, but our bar for hiring a fellow right out of the program will be high.
Will The Times also run a newsroom summer internship?
No. The fellowship is replacing the internship.
What news departments will the fellowship include?
We will determine the departments that the fellows work in at a later date, but participants are likely to work across a broad range of desks.
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