Are you a journalist with a great idea for a story that “Follows the Money,” but no funds to get it done? If yes, then apply for this McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism.
The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering reporting fellowships in the summer of 2014.
The McGraw Business Fellowship provides editorial and financial support to journalists who need the time and resources to produce a significant investigative or enterprise story that provides fresh insight into an important business, financial or economic topic.
They accept applications for in-depth text, video or audio pieces, and they also encourage proposals writing that take advantage of more than one storytelling form to create a multimedia package.
This is not a residency Fellowship, however (even outside of the current pandemic). All Fellows work from their own offices.
McGraw Funding Information
The Fellowship provides a grant of up to $15,000 for each project. The exact amount will depend on the time it takes to complete the project and the expenses needed; freelance journalists may also use some of the funding as a stipend for living expenses during the Fellowship.
They look for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their piece.
The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism.
Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization or a journalism non-profit, may also apply.
For more information on the McGraw Business fellowship, visit McGraw Center.