Ida B. Wells Fellowship for investigative reporters of color, deadline April 18

Exciting opportunity for journalists of color. Spread the word! Deadline April 18.

The goal of the Ida B. Wells Fellowship is to promote diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color. The one-year fellowship will provide four emerging reporters with the opportunity to complete their first substantial piece of investigative reporting. 
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 April 18, 2016.

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship will award each winner a $10,000 stipend plus funds to cover out-of-pocket reporting costs. The fellows will also receive extensive editorial feedback, legal counsel, research resources, assistance with story placement and publicity, training at the annual Investigative Reporters and Editors conference, and journalism mentoring.

Journalists of color are strongly encouraged to apply to the fellowship, as are other reporters who believe their presence would contribute substantially to diversifying investigative reporting in other ways.

The Investigative Fund at The Nation Institute incubates and supports important investigative stories with the potential for social impact. By providing reporters with editorial guidance, institutional support, and financial support, The Investigative Fund has produced stories that have sparked federal indictments, lawsuits, Congressional investigations, legislation, and the resignation of public officials. Our investigations have appeared in a wide array of outlets, including NPR and PBS as well as The Nation, Harper’s, The New York Times Magazine, The New York Review of Books, Mother Jones, Newsweek, Cosmo, Slate, and GQ. Our stories have also won some of journalism’s top awards, including the Polk, the National Magazine Award, and the Emmy. 

And more from Poynter:

The Nation Institute's Investigative Fund has launched an investigative fellowship for journalists of color. The one-year Ida B. Wells Fellowship will go to four journalists and offer $10,000 each, travel and reporting costs and the chance to work with an Investigative Fund editor.

The fellowship is named after Ida B. Wells, a Jim Crow era investigative journalist. The fellowship seeks to bring more reporters of color into investigative journalism and newsrooms, which continue to be largely white and male. (You can explore what those numbers look like here.)

The Ida B. Wells Fellowship addresses these imbalances by identifying promising reporters of color, and other reporters from diverse backgrounds, who could benefit from editorial support and mentorship and who have the potential to help diversify the field.

Applications are due by April 18.

In 2014, BuzzFeed created a fellowship with the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism for investigative journalists of color. The first recipient, Melissa Segura, is now part of BuzzFeed's investigative team. Poynter has written about that team and about Fusion, which has built a diverse and young investigative team.

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