The Fellowship brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation.
The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.
Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.
- Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $75,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
- The Nieman Foundation also provides some financial support for health insurance and childcare.
- Open to both U.S. and international applicants.
- Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity.
- Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
How To Apply
Candidates who want to apply for the 2022-2023 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.
All Nieman Fellowship applicants must complete an online application form. Candidates for academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package: two essays; a professional profile and study plan summary; work samples and three letters of recommendation.
For more information, visit Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship.
Application Deadline: December 1, 2021 (Int’l Applicants) / January 31, 2022 (U.S. citizens)
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