Google Digital News Journalist Fellowship
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.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of three main criteria:
- The quality of the professional achievements of the journalist given the stage in their career
- Their potential and interest in being part of an international programme and of contributing to and making best use of the opportunity presented by the fellowship
- The quality of their detailed research proposal and their proposed ideas on how they might promote their findings for the benefit of their colleagues and the industry more generally.
Fellowships may be for three, six or nine months covering one or two terms or a full academic year (October – June) respectively.
- Applicant must have a minimum of five years’ experience working as a journalist in any specialism. In rare cases we will consider you if you have less than five years’ journalistic experience, but you must be able to demonstrate an equivalent level of expertise.
- Applicant will be able to demonstrate a level of English that allows you to participate fully in the programme and write a research paper of publishable quality.
- Applicant will be given priority if you’re proposing a research project within one of the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism’s areas of focus.
Deadline:17th June 2017