The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, February 24-March 1, 2019.
This winter up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion. The workshop will be an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.
The Resilience Journalism Fellowship gives reporters the tools they need to answer these and other important questions through a resilience lens. We immerse our Fellows in the science behind resilience thinking through fieldwork – discussions with scientists, observation of resilience thinking as it relates to on-going projects, and meetings with business people and community members on the front lines of resilience work. And we couple that fieldwork with classroom discussion on resilience economics, story framing and so much more.
The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have at least some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer. Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. We will however, in special cases, consider less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalism achievement.
We are looking for journalists interested in improving both the quality and the quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. We want journalists who will be active throughout the fellowship, willing to take on the challenges we present.
We will consider applicants who fall into either of the following categories:
– Journalists who are employed by a news organization, or those who freelance full-time. This category includes people who write, produce or edit news, whether for a legacy news organization or an internet publication. Also photojournalists and those working in multimedia are welcome to apply.
– Journalism innovators. These are people whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way. Innovators will be considered if their work and ideas might contribute to the fellowship in some fashion.
International applications are not only welcome, they are encouraged; in our first Fellowship we had four people join us from outside the U.S. However all Fellows must have a strong grasp of English in order to participate fully, so we expect you to be proficient in speaking and writing English. This program also involves a lot of discussion of scientific concepts, so all Fellows should have a solid understanding of basic science.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: JAN. 4, 2019
All fellows must be able to arrive in New York by 3:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 24. Our first session will begin that evening. Departures may be scheduled no earlier than 3 p.m. on Friday, March 1. While the fellowship cannot pay for additional days in New York, we encourage you to extend your trip through the weekend in order to enjoy all that the city has to offer. Fellows will not have time during the fellowship itself to explore.