Tarbell Fellowship for Early-Career Journalists 2023 ($50,000 Funding Available)

Are you an early-career journalist with great potentials for development? Do you wish to acquire world-class knowledge and be relevant in the digital age? Then apply for the 2023 Tarbell fellowship for early-career journalists.

The Tarbell Fellowship is a one-year programme for early-career journalists intent on improving the world. The fellowship represents a unique opportunity to do great journalism, covering topics that could have a major impact on the lives of billions, such as global poverty and existential risks.

Fellowship Sponsor(s): Tarbell Fellowship

Host Institution: Tarbell Fellowship

Number of Awards: Several

Study Level: Graduate

Nationality: All Nationalities

See Also: African Union Media Fellowship for Journalists 2022/2023

Tarbell Fellowship for Early-Career Journalists | DETAILS

Fellows receive a stipend of up to $50,000 to support placements at major publications and independent freelance reporting. The programme incorporates expert speakers, feedback & mentorship from experienced journalists and a two-week journalism summit in Oxford. Upon graduation, fellows are expected to bring their impact-focused perspective to major newsrooms and publications around the globe. The 2023 Tarbell Fellowship will run from March 1st 2023 – February 29th 2024.

Eligibility Criteria

To be considered for the Tarbell Fellowship 2023, applicants must possess the following:

  • Ambitious for impact. A commitment to improving the world. Many fellows will have a demonstrated passion for and familiarity with one or more of our areas of interest. ​
  • Passionate about journalism. Previous newsroom experience (including at student newspapers) or comparable experience in a field such as law or research is desirable but not necessary. We seek to support early-career journalists and will prioritise potential over experience. ​
  • Excellent writing skills. A creative approach to storytelling combined with the ability to quickly get to the heart of a new topic. Fellows must be able to produce compelling copy under tight deadlines.
  • Relentless. The ability to doggedly pursue your goals and persevere in the face of adversity. Fellows must be willing to work hard, and be capable of withstanding repeated rejection ​.
  • Open-minded. The desire to understand the truth of any given story, even when it conflicts with prior beliefs. Fellows must be open to criticism and recognising ways they can improve their writing and thinking.

Suggested: ADH Community Journalism Fellowship (ACJF) for Nigerian Journalist 2022

Application Procedures

How-to-Apply: Interested applicants for the Tarbell Fellowship for Early-Career Journalists 2023 are to complete an online application by the application deadline. Applicants will be required to include their CV, answer some short questions and provide 1-3 writing samples.

Application Deadline: 9th October 2022

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