Develop your academic understanding of the media industry, improve your knowledge and focus on an in-depth piece of research away from the pressure of tight deadlines.
The media industry is undergoing profound change, and evolving practice means agile thinking and a deep understanding of the major issues and challenges are key to industry success.
As a Reuters Institute Journalist Fellow you’ll spend one, two or three terms at the University of Oxford, one of the world’s leading universities, where you’ll:
- Attend seminars given by a diverse and high-level range of guest speakers who will share their insights into key industry trends and developments
- Work with an experienced supervisor, usually an Oxford academic, to produce a research paper of publishable quality
- Visit world-class news organisations and gain insights into how they are approaching industry challenges. Previous visits have included trips to Thomson Reuters, The Financial Times, The BBC, The Economist and The Guardian
- Join trips to key UK cultural and political organisations and institutions. Previous destinations have included Oxfam, the House of Commons and Stratford-upon-Avon, home of Shakespeare
- Exchange ideas and experiences with a diverse and international peer group. Around 25 Fellows a year join us from high-level media organisations all over the world. Strengthen your network, develop a global set of contacts and gain insights into international trends and developments
- Benefit from the extensive learning facilities offered by the University of Oxford, including the world-famous Bodleian Library and access to various seminars and lectures across the university. You are also encouraged to engage with the university’s cutting edge specialist research facilities, including centres for African, Middle Eastern, South Asian, Eastern and Western European, Japanese and Chinese studies
- Be given visiting scholar status of Green Templeton College
You’re an ambitious, high-achieving journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience and a high level of written and spoken English.
You will join a diverse pool of individuals from around the world including journalists, editors, broadcasters, , columnists and freelancers.
You will have a demonstrable desire to focus on a piece of research which you will work on producing during your time at the Reuters Institute. Priority will be given to those proposing research which fits within the Reuters Institute’s key focus areas.
You must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism. In rare cases we will consider you if you have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but you must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.
You will be able to demonstrate a level of English that allows you to participate fully in the programme and write a research paper of publishable quality.
You will be given priority if you’re proposing a research project within one of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s areas of focus. More details on what these areas are can be found here.
English Language Requirements
If your first language is not English, you must supply suitable evidence (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by the responsible body) that you have reached the relevant standard.
Below is a list of the materials you will need to complete your application:
- A full curriculum vitae
- A personal statement outlining i) your journalistic values, ii) the major trends in the media landscape in which you work, and iii) a summary of what you think you would contribute to the Fellowship programme (no more than 500 words in total).
- A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project
- A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence
- A second professional reference
- A sample of your work
- Three articles or reports (more than three will not be reviewed), including dates and names of the publications
- A translation into English must accompany material published in other languages
- Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing their work
- A link/URL to an example of your work via Vimeo or YouTube (maximum 10 minutes), plus a brief, written description of the material
- A summary or transcription in English must accompany material in other languages
- Applicants in managerial or editorial positions for whom it would be difficult to send work samples should include a statement of up to 500 words describing your work, including details of any major programmes for which you have been responsible
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