THE 2020 RJI FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM| MISSOURI SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM

December 14, 2020 336

The Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute invites proposals from individuals and organizations who wish to partner with us on innovative projects that strengthen journalism’s future.

Chosen projects often include devising new strategies or models to solve a problem, building new tools, creating a prototype or advancing a prototype so it’s ready for investment or launch. All projects will be built and implemented in a newsroom within the span of the 8 month fellowship.

Whatever your idea, its benefits should be able to extend to other news organizations and the people who depend on them. You will publish regular updates at rjionline.org to share what you’re learning and how it could benefit news organizations. At the end of your fellowship, you will publish the results and lessons learned from the implementation of your project after it has been tested or utilized in a newsroom.

RJI Fellowships are open to U.S. citizens and news organizations as well as international news outlets. We also welcome proposals from international journalists who plan to partner with U.S.-based news, technology and civil society organizations.

How to apply

he questions in the first stage of the application you will be asked to complete are:

  1. Name, phone, email and twitter handle
  2. Location
  3. Type of fellowship you are applying for
  4. Please summarize your project idea in one succinct paragraph
  5. What problem or need in journalism does the project address?
  6. Who will benefit from the creation of your project?
  7. How and where do you plan to implement it once it is completed/built?
  8. Is there anything else you feel we should take into consideration
  9. Attach resume/CV

For proposals we advance to the next stage of consideration, you will be asked to answer a second, more detailed set of questions about the project, its deliverables, your qualifications to collaborate with us and more. After the second stage, we will interview finalists for the fellowships.

We plan to make our selection of fellows in the early spring. The materials you submit in this application process become the property of RJI to used as part of our mission to advance the practice of journalism. We will notify you at the e-mail address you supply of our final decision regarding your application.

If you have questions about this process, contact Kat Duncan.

https://www.rjionline.org/fellowships

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