Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship: 2021-2022

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Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship: 2021-2022


The Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship is a year-long dynamic experiential fellowship that blends educational opportunities with work experience to accelerate your career in journalism.  


What You’ll Experience 

  • A world-class curriculum that examines the crucial role of free expression and a free press in society  
  • Learn from industry leaders from newsrooms like The New York Times, NBC, CNN, NPR, ABC, CBS, Yahoo Tech, and FOXSports.com 
  • Full-time employment by one our participating organizations in the Washington D.C. area or throughout the United States 
  • Fellows will survey topics such as: media law, journalistic ethics, and source relationships; interviewing, reporting, and storytelling; digital tools, social platforms, and analytics; and a suite of electives in professional skills 


About You 

You are passionate about journalism and telling inspiring stories, but you know there is more to learn and want to sharpen your skills. You're a hard-worker and self-motivated. You understand the importance of free expression and the role of the press in society. You describe yourself as a life-long learner. You work well independently but also enjoy collaborating with others. You know there are media outlets that can benefit from your knowledge and skills.  


Knowledge and Skills, You’ll Bring to the fellowship: 

  • Champions of free press and a passion for storytelling  
  • Eager learner with a growth mindset, open to continual self-improvement 
  • One to three years of experience in media and/or journalism  


Learn more about the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship 


The Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship believes that diversity in experiences, perspectives, knowledge and ideas fuels creativity, broadens knowledge, and helps drive success. Our admissions office treats all program participants and applicants with honesty, dignity, respect and sensitivity. We welcome all qualified applicants regardless of color, race, religion, religious creed, sex, gender or gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship, ethnicity, ancestry, age, physical ability, mental ability, medical condition, pregnancy (including medical needs which may arise from pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), military and veteran status, genetic information, marital or familial status, political affiliation, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. 


Your next opportunity to participate in the Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship begins in Summer 2021, so apply now! The window to apply is now until February 26, 2021. 


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