Food Writing/Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant Journalists in NYC – deadline Oct 7

A 3-month fellowship all about FOOD! Details below.


Food Writing/Reporting Fellowship for Immigrant Journalists

Call for applications

Feet in Two Worlds is offering a limited number of fellowships to immigrant and ethnic media journalists in New York City who want to join us in an exploration of food in immigrant communities.  We are looking for stories that use food to examine a wide range of subjects including culture, politics, health, economics, migration, communities and neighborhoods.  Whether the focus is on family traditions, markets, home cooks, food professionals, street vendors, restaurants, growers or consumers, we seek stories that give our audience unique insights into the lives of immigrants along with specific information including recipes, restaurant recommendations, and cooking and shopping tips.

Fellows will receive training in blogging and multimedia presentations (audio slide shows and podcasts), as well as on social media sites such as Twitter and Facebook.  They will produce stories for the Feet in Two Worlds blog ( and for the news organization(s) for whom they normally report.  There will also be opportunities for a select group of fellows to produce radio stories for broadcast online and on the air.

This three-month fellowship runs from Oct. 31, 2011 to January 31, 2012. Fellows are required to produce two stories, including an audio podcast for our series Food in Two Worlds ™, and an online piece that includes multimedia content, and attend three workshops.  In addition to media training, fellows will receive a $500 stipend and the opportunity to have their work featured on and other online news sites.

The fellowship is open to staff or freelance immigrant and first-generation immigrant reporters and editors who work in any language. The training will be conducted in English, and all reporting for Feet in Two Worlds and our partner organizations will be in English.  The training will focus mainly on work in the field, although there will also be a limited number of group workshops.  Prior experience as a food writer is not required.

Applications are due by 5 PM on Friday, October 7, 2011 and should include the following:

  • Three story ideas for coverage of food in New York’s immigrant communities.
  • Your resume.
  • Samples of your work.
  • The URL of the media outlet(s) for whom you report.

To apply or for more information please contact us at

Feet in Two Worlds is a project of the Center for New York City Affairs at the New School which brings the work of immigrant and ethnic media journalists to public radio and the web.

Feet in Two Worlds is supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the New York Community Trust and the Mertz Gilmore Foundation.


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