Company: Next Professionals Services Limited
Deadline: February 08, 2021

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The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. The majority of our Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.

About the Reuters Fellowships
Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us. 

Most journalists on the programme are fully funded. Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a a monthly stipend of £2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses. We will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs. 

Additionally, some Journalist Fellows are employees of sponsoring organisations which run their own application process and selection criteria. Please contact us if you want more information on joining the fellowship with these or any other sources of funding.

About the project.
This is not an academic course, but you will spend much of your time working on a project that is relevant for you, your newsroom or the wider industry. We will guide you closely on planning your project and accessing the resources that are available to you. 

At the end of each term, Journalist Fellows put together a symposium with presentations and panel discussions around a particular theme. These discussions are based on what they have learned during their time in Oxford but also on professional experiences they are willing to share. These events are open to the public, often take place in London, and are great opportunities to raise your profile. 

Industry visits.
As a Journalist Fellow, you will visit some of the best newsrooms in the world. Previous Fellows have visited the Financial Times, CNN and the BB

How do I apply?
The application centre for the 2021/2022 fellowship cohorts (starting in October 2021, January 2022 and April 2022) is now open.

The final deadline for applications is 8 February 2021. Successful applicants for October 2021 will hear from us by 12 April 2021.

When applying, you need to upload:

A one-page personal statement about why you want to join this programme, and how you will apply your research project when you return to work.
A project proposal that would benefit the news industry in your country or company. The proposal should be between 800-1200 words, and should outline the questions you hope to answer and how you propose to answer them during your time with us.
Two professional references. 
A CV/resume that includes your current job title and company (with links to their site), career history, and education history.

If you are a journalist with at least 5 years’ experience and your media organisation is willing to sponsor you or sponsor a regular seat on the programme, please contact Philippa Garson at philippa.garson[at]


Eligible Applicants:

Tertiary School Administrators, Tertiary Students, Secondary School Administrators, Counsellors in Secondary School, Counsellors in Tertiary School, Senior Secondary School Students

Eligible Countries:

West Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa, East Africa, South Africa, North Africa, Central Africa, Europe, Asia, North America, South America

Duration of Fellowship:

Temporal (6 Months)

Application Deadline:

February 08, 2021

Mode of Accessing Shortlisted Candidates:

Other Forms of Online Assessment

Mode of Application:

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