Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships
The Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships are aimed at mid-career journalists resident in one of the countries covered in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.
The Fellowships will appeal to journalists who are interested in the opportunity of producing a research paper based on some aspect of either the Digital News Report survey data or digital journalism in their country more generally, with a direct focus on the professional and industry implications based on their own experience.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of three main criteria:
- The quality of the professional achievements of the journalist related to the stage they have reached in their career
- Their potential and interest in being part of an international programme, and of contributing to and making best use of the opportunity presented by the Fellowship
- The quality of their detailed research proposal and their proposed ideas on how they might promote their findings for the benefit of their colleagues and the industry more generally.
The Fellowships last two terms (six months) commencing in January 2020. Fellows receive a living allowance of £2,000 per month.
Applications are open for fellowships beginning in October 2020 or January 2021. The deadline for the applications is 3 February 2020.
To apply, you will need to submit the following documents and information using our online application form (below):
- A full curriculum vitae/resume.
- 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 project.
- A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence - if you are a freelance journalist, we will accept a professional reference from a colleague or higher education tutor.
- A second professional reference (e.g. former employer).
- A sample of your work (please see specific requirements below).
- Evidence you have the required English language ability, if English is not your first language (an original certificate that is not more than two years old and issued by the responsible body) - please see more about the university's language requirements.
Print journalists should also provide:
- 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.
Broadcast journalists should also provide:
- 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.
No application will be considered without the above work.
For more information click "LINK TO ORIGINAL" below.