Sponsored by the Institute for Citizens & Scholars
The WW Higher Education Media Fellowship supports journalists interested in learning more about and covering issues related to post-secondary career and technical education (CTE).
Each Fellow in the WW Higher Education Fellowship program will be awarded $10,000—$5,000 as a stipend and $5,000 towards the reporting project. The six-month program begins with an expense-paid CTE symposium where Fellows will hear from experts, work with mentors, and connect with other Fellows.
Following the symposium, Fellows must complete a reporting project, such as a special report or series. Past projects have covered such topics as students with bachelor’s degrees returning to school to learn trades, the pipeline of early childhood educators in Colorado, and the adjustments to in-person, hands-on training in CTE programs necessitated by COVID-19.
“The Fellowship is a great opportunity to learn about career and technical education from a policy and research lens that can then be applied to one’s reporting. Also helpful is the ability to learn from other reporters in the Fellowship,” says a prior Fellow.
The Fellowship is open to U.S. journalists who are education beat reporters or those whose work experience includes reporting on education and associated workforce development, social, or public policy issues. Potential Fellows will be early- and mid-career journalists interested in deepening and expanding their understanding of postsecondary education with a specific emphasis on CTE. Print, radio, TV, multimedia, and online editors and journalists from local and national publications and digital-only news platforms are eligible, as are freelancers who target mainstream/corporate and independent media outlets.
The application deadline is May 28, 2021.
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