Washington Week with Gwen Ifill launches new Fellowship scheme


Great news if you're interested in becoming a journalist or getting into the media! Washington Week with Gwen Ifill, seen Fridays at 8:00 pm on PBS stations nationwide, has announced a new fellowship initiative to train emerging journalists, especially those from diverse backgrounds.

Funded by Newman’s Own Foundation, this six-month, paid, entry-level program will select four promising journalists over the next two year who are pursuing a career in TV news production, digital media, or reporting and provide them with an immersive experience.

“As I visit schools and campuses around the country, I've always been excited to meet the next generation of smart journalists,” said Gwen Ifill, moderator and managing editor of Washington Week. “With this new fellowship, Washington Week will now be able to expand our commitment to making sure we help nurture and groom young people who yearn to tell the news well, no matter the platform.”

Fellows will work with the Washington Week team to research national and international news stories, generate story ideas, produce broadcast and web content, and assist with the production of the weekly series and special online initiatives.

The fellowships will be available from:

  • June through November 2015 (one fellow);
  • December 2015 through May 2016 (one fellow); and
  • June through November 2016 (two fellows).

The deadline for applying is April 27, 2015. For more details click here.
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