Stories of Change: Inequality and the Next Generation
Now accepting applications
The Nation Fund for Independent Journalism is accepting applications for a small number of Student Writing Fellows for an intensive eight-week mini-fellowship program. This program will give college students the opportunity to write for TheNation.com and to work with Nation editors and writers and Professors Melissa Harris-Perry and Justin Esarey of Wake Forest University to develop skills critical for a meaningful career in journalism.
Through this concentrated 8-week sprint, fellows will receive editorial training, mentorship, networking opportunities, and support publishing their writing. The purpose of this project is to show the deep impact of inequality on young people through solid, thoroughly-reported, enterprise journalism stories produced by student journalists. This project will tap into the lived experiences of young people as the foundation for reported stories that will explore the profound effect of inequality, whether it be economic, environmental, social, educational, or otherwise. Students will work on one long-form story during the Fall 2021 semester (October-December, 2021). If students involved in the project meet all deadlines and produce quality journalism their stories will be published by The Nation in late 2021/early 2022.
The mini-fellowship will run from November 1 to December 22, 2021. Fellows will participate in three online editorial sessions and conversations with both Professors Harris-Perry and Esarey and Nation editorial staff. Fellows will also have a series of one-on-one editorial sessions as their article moves through the editorial process. Fellows work remotely from their own campuses. Fellows will receive a $600 stipend, plus compensation for an article upon publication. Students need to be enrolled in college in the Fall of 2021 to be eligible for this fellowship.
Applicants must submit the following:
1. A cover letter of not-more-than 250 words telling us why you want to become a StudentNation Writing Fellow.
2. A resume.
3. One published piece of journalism (a link to the piece is fine).
Applications will be accepted until the end of the day on Wednesday, October 20. Application materials should be in Microsoft Word (.doc, .docx) format and should be emailed to email@example.com. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Applicants will be informed of their status by October 27.
All matriculating graduate and undergraduate students at all two and four-year schools in the US. Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.