New America Media Offers Ed. Reporting Fellowships

Feb. 26, 2012 / By

2012 Education Reporting Fellowship for Youth Journalists

New America Media is offering Education Reporting Fellowships to Youth (16-24 years old) journalists from Richmond, South Kern County and Long Beach. The six month education beat fellowship is funded by the California Education Policy Fund (CEPF).

 The fellowship will consist of:

1)    Participation in a half-day training in San Francisco to learn about education reporting from a panel of experts.

2)    Publication of at least one in-depth education story per month (for 6 months), plus weekly blogs.

In total, six young people (two from each hub) will be chosen for this fellowship. New America Media will cover travel expenses and lunch for the half-day fellowship training.  Each fellow will be expected to bring at least 2 well-thought out story ideas to the fellowship training, and we will use these sessions to better develop those ideas. Once the fellow has completed their monthly story, and the story has been approved and published, the fellow will receive a $300 stipend.

Fellowship Benefits: $300 per month stipend for six months (contingent on meeting monthly story deadlines); Get to work with professional editors; Have your stories published for a national audience

Applications are due on March 16th, 2012.  All application forms must be sent to Vivian Po, NAM education reporter at [email protected]. She can also be reached by phone at 415-503-4170. For application forms, please email Prumsodun Ok at [email protected] or Antonio Ruiz at [email protected]





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