The Reuters Institute is seeking applications for Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships as part of its world renowned Journalist Fellowship Programme based at the Reuters Institute in Oxford. There are two fellowships available for two terms (6 months) starting in either October 2016 or January 2017 and they are aimed at mid-career journalists resident in one of the continental European countries which will be covered in the 2017 Reuters Institute Digital News Report namely; Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey.
The fellowships will appeal to journalists who are interested in the opportunity of producing a research paper based on some aspect of either the Digital News Report survey data or digital journalism in their country more generally with a direct focus on the professional and industry implications based on their own experience.
The Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism marks the University of Oxford’s commitment to creating an international research centre in the comparative study of journalism. The Institute aims to serve as the leading forum for a productive engagement between scholars from a wide range of disciplines and the practitioners of journalism.
Awards may include travel expenses (including air travel economy class) and a modest living allowance.
Fellows at the RISJ on Fellowships from Thomson Reuters Foundation, Gerda-Henkel, Wincott, and Saïd – Asfari will receive a monthly stipend of GBP 1,500 from the RISJ for living costs during your stay in Oxford, as well as covering travel costs within reason.
- Applicants must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism. In rare cases, they will consider applicants if they have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but they must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.
- They will be able to demonstrate a level of English that allows them to participate fully in the programme and write a research paper of publishable quality.
- They will be given priority if they are proposing a research project within one of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s areas of focus.
Eligible Regions: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and Turkey
Please visit the official website and apply online. Below is a list of the materials applicants will need to complete the application:
- A full curriculum vitae;
- A personal statement outlining;
- A statement of up to 1,000 words explaining your proposed research project;
- A reference from your employer, supporting your application and granting leave of absence;
- A second professional reference (e.g. former employer);
- A sample of your work.
Application Deadline: June 17, 2017 (54 Days Remaining)