The Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships 2022 is now accepting applications.
Individuals and organizations interested in collaborating on practical, creative initiatives for local journalism are invited to submit ideas to the Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute.
Developing new ideas or models to handle an issue, generating new tools, organizing a training workshop/program, or providing resources for journalists are all common undertakings.
During the 8-month fellowship, all fellowship projects are constructed and executed.
Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships | Types of Fellowships
RJI Fellowships are divided into three categories:
1. Residential fellowships
Residential fellowships are for anyone who desires to work on-site with RJI employees, students, and instructors in Columbia, Missouri.
Residential fellows spend eight months on campus at the Missouri School of Journalism, taking use of RJI and the Missouri School of Journalism’s intellectual and technical resources.
Access to programmers and app developers, assistance with market research, and hired students to create multimedia material are all examples of resources.
Your final output, which may take the shape of strategies, goods, or services, will be shared with a variety of news and news-related companies.
For the length of the fellowship, you must live in Columbia, Missouri. During your fellowship, you may test and execute the idea in one of Mizzou’s newsrooms or another newsroom of your choice.
Nonresidential fellowships might focus on something you want to do on your own or something that would assist your existing workplace.
You do not need to reside in Columbia, but you must come at least once to meet with RJI leadership and employees. During your fellowship, your initiative will be deployed and tested in the newsroom of your choosing.
Institutional fellowships are intended to unleash some of your newsroom’s or company’s serious, significant ideas that haven’t been able to be explored for different reasons. RJI will work with a leader at your institution or organization who can design the concept and manage a team to bring it to life.
That leader will be dubbed an RJI Fellow, but he or she will continue to work in their current position. The fellowship stipend will be provided to the firm or institution to be utilized for salary relief for the fellow or for another purpose determined by the company or institution to be most beneficial to the fellowship project’s success.
During the fellowship, the initiative will be executed and evaluated at the university or in a newsroom of their choosing.
- Residential Fellows are paid a monthly stipend of $10,000 and are eligible for a one-time relocation reimbursement of up to $10,000.
- Non-residential Fellows are paid a stipend of $20,000 every quarter in $5,000 increments.
- Institutional Fellows get a $20,000 stipend, which is paid quarterly in $5,000 increments to the institution.
Requirements for the Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships
- Citizens and journalistic organizations from the United States are welcome to apply.
- They also invite applications from overseas journalists who want to work with American news and/or organizations to solve a problem that affects American media and newsrooms.
- Residential and non-residential fellowships are open to anybody over the age of 18.
- The Institutional fellowship is only open to managers and executives from institutions or corporations.
How to Apply for the Donald W Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellowships
You will respond to the following questions:
- For your fellowship project, what will you create/build?
- What issue or need does your proposal address in local journalism?
- With your ultimate product, who do you hope to serve? (Examples include individual newsrooms, geographic regions, and communities)
- During your fellowship, where do you aim to implement/test this project? (During your fellowship, you will be asked to put your proposal into action in a newspaper and publish the findings.) Please indicate whether you want to work in a Mizzou newsroom.)
- How do you envision your past journalistic experience influencing your project?
- Tell us about a moment when you created something from the ground up.
- Is there anything else that we should think about?
To apply, go to this link.
Deadline for application: March 25, 2022
Visit RJI Fellowships for additional details.
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