New Investigative Fellowship Will Pair Newmark J-School Grads With PBS’ FRONTLINE

  • By Amy Dunkin

One of the premier documentary news shows, PBS’s FRONTLINE, is offering graduates of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY a unique opportunity to work with some of the best investigative journalists in the business.

Under a new fellowship program funded by The Tow Foundation for the next three years, Newmark J-School grads will gain invaluable experience reporting with the FRONTLINE staff on documentary, podcast, video, photography, and graphics projects.

“We are dedicated to hard-hitting investigative journalism, and this fellowship helps further that mission by encouraging emerging journalists, ” says FRONTLINE Executive Producer Raney Aronson-Rath. “We’re very grateful to The Tow Foundation for their support, and pleased to work with the Newmark J-School on developing a new generation of dedicated and skilled journalists.”

“At a time when the need for meticulous investigative reporting has never been greater, we are delighted to have this opportunity for our graduates to learn from some of the best journalists in the country,” said Newmark J-School Dean Sarah Bartlett.

The first Newmark J-School FRONTLINE fellow will start in January. Interested applicants should send a resume, links to their best work, and a cover letter detailing their interest in journalism and the kind of work they’d like to pursue at FRONTLINE to Senior Editor Sarah Childress at sarah_childress@wgbh.org. The email should have “Newmark J-School Fellowship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted through November 15.