We are thrilled to announce the launch of a new and innovative fellowship: Fellowship for the Future of Journalism-Advancing Truth, Equity and Justice.
Beginning in May 2023, seven high school students from New York City public schools joined The Nation Fund on a great adventure of growth and learning. The Fellowship for the Future of Journalism gives students from diverse backgrounds the training and platform to create a path toward continuing education and a future career telling stories of and to their local communities and communities around the world.
Each student selected begins this paid fellowship at the end of their sophomore year and will complete 21 months of training, working through a custom curriculum with a dedicated teacher and mentor. This comprehensive program will allow students to shine, go beyond the fundamentals and produce content that will be published by the Nation Fund for Independent Journalism and by The Nation.
The fellowship’s immersive multi-year structure is designed to promote not just college readiness but college persistence and career training. Our fellowship is a launch pad, giving students from diverse backgrounds the training and platform they need to add their much-needed perspectives to the national dialogue.
We believe the key to securing the future of independent journalism and raising the standards of journalism is to ensure the make-up of newsrooms matches the demographics of the communities they serve. The Fellowship for the Future of Journalism will not only deepen but widen the recruitment funnel, creating more opportunities for diverse cohorts of students to learn, train and enter the field of journalism.
We are grateful to the CUNY/Urban Assembly District, part of New York City Public Schools, for their support in recruiting seven students. We look forward to selecting a new cohort of Fellows in 2024 and scaling the program to make a difference in the lives of students and in the future and quality of independent journalism.
Fellowship updates will be posted to thenationfund.org. Please check back!