Got a great idea for a high-impact story that “Follows the Money” but need funds to get it done? Check out the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.
Applications are now open for the Fall 2022 McGraw Fellowships. Awarded twice a year, the Fellowships provide experienced journalists with a grant up to $15,000 and the editorial support needed to produce deeply-reported enterprise or investigative stories that “Follow the Money.” Both freelance and staff journalists in all forms of media with at least five years’ professional experience are eligible. Journalists of color and journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
The upcoming deadline to apply is September 30, 2022
Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide variety of topics — and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many have been generalists, or follow the environment, health care, education or other beats. Others focus on economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are some examples of their work:
- Who Killed Overtime Pay? Capital & Main
- Toxic Churn: How the Legacy of Former Industrial Sites Pollutes American Cities Today Grist.org
- Child labor in the palm oil industry linked to Girl Scout cookies Associated Press
- Promised Debt Relief, Some Black Farmers Get Collection Notices Center for Public Integrity
- Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Rico seniors with reverse mortgages USA Today and Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
- Several years into BP settlement spending, the bulk of Mississippi’s restoration work remains undone Mississippi Today
- The Promise and Perils of the New Fertility Entrepreneurs NewYorker.com
- Company insiders are selling stock during buybacks & making additional profits when prices jump. And it’s legal. Washington Post
- Two Nations, One Aquifer: A Series About Water at the Border Albuquerque Journal
- When baby is due, genetic counselors seen downplaying false alarms Boston Globe and New England Center for Investigative Reporting
- New Workers of the World: Capturing the voices of workers facing unprecedented change Bloomberg Businessweek
If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information, an FAQ, and the application at www.mcgrawcenter.org. If you have further questions, you can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fall 2022 Fellowship applications are due September 30, 2022. Spring 2023 applications will be due March 31, 2023.
The McGraw Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in 2014 by the family of the late Harold W. McGraw, Jr., former chairman and CEO of McGraw-Hill and long-time publisher of BusinessWeek magazine. The Center is dedicated to enhancing the depth and quality of business and economic news coverage through training, student scholarships and support for veteran journalists.
McGraw Center for Business Journalism