Do you — or a reporter you know — have a great idea for an investigative or enterprise story on an important business or economic topic, but few resources to get it done?
If so, the McGraw Center for Business Journalism would like to hear from you.
Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to report in-depth stories on critical issues related to U.S. business, finance and the economy.
The upcoming deadline to apply is December 15, 2017.
- Each Fellow receives $5,000 a month for up to three months
- No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices
- Open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years experience
- Applications in any type of media — print, audio, video, online — will be considered
- Applications accepted from both reporters and editors
What kind of stories do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics. Here are a few examples:
- What Would Jesus Disrupt? Bloomberg Businessweek
- Towns sell their public water systems — and come to regret it Washington Post
- Genetic tests for psychiatric drugs spur hopes, doubts Boston Globe
- Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of the world’s biggest pork producer? PBS NewsHour
- Two Nations, One Aquifer: A series about water at the border Albuquerque Journal
- More seniors are taking loans against their homes — and it’s costing them Washington Post
- Exporting Clothes, Importing Safety Roads & Kingdoms
If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information and the application at www.mcgrawcenter.org. After reading the FAQ, if you still have questions or have a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism in January 2014 with the goal of enhancing the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. In addition to providing funding and editorial support for veteran journalists, the Center offers training and scholarships for young reporters entering the field.
McGraw Center for Business Journalism