NPR and the John Alexander Project’s Above the Fray Fellowship

New fellowship opportunity for international reporting. Looks interesting! -mia


I am writing to tell you about a wonderful new opportunity for an emerging journalist interested in international reporting. NPR and the John Alexander Project have collaborated to launch the *Above the Fray Fellowship* — a joint international reporting fellowship. The John Alexander Project is a non-profit established in memory of John Alexander, an extraordinary young journalist who died of sudden heart failure while on assignment in Chongqing, China in 2007. Alexander was reporting for *Koppel on Discovery *at the time; he also previously worked for *Morning Edition *as an editorial assistant. The money raised in his honor by the John Alexander Project will support this fellowship.

The *Above the Fray Fellowship* is designed to give a promising journalist the opportunity to cover important but under-reported stories from a location abroad. The Fellow will be selected based on a winning proposal to report from a region lacking significant mainstream media attention. The selected individual will spend three months in the field, filing on-air and online stories for NPR, while cultivating a deeper understanding of the region and its inhabitants.

NPR and the John Alexander Project are accepting applications now through July 1, 2010.

– Professional journalists with at least three but no more than five years of experience are eligible to apply. – One Fellow will be selected and begin in the fall and will work with NPR desk editors and digital news editors. – Forms, requirements and additional details about the Fellowship and John Alexander can be found at

The “Above the Fray” fellowship is open to all professional journalists – *at NPR, NPR Member stations, or elsewhere*. Spread the word!

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