The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute is now open for applications. The Programme is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth. The majority of the Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.
About the Fellowship
Through personal research, seminars, networking events and discussions with your peers, you will further your understanding of journalism, the news industry and your place in it. While you are in Oxford, you will work on a project that will be of direct impact to you, your career, your newsroom and the wider media industry, bringing in what you learn during your time in the fellowship. This is a program for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us.
Fellowships last three or six months, depending on their funding.
They accept around 30 journalist fellows from around the world each year, each of whom bring fascinating insights and a wealth of experience to the institute. Here's what is unique about the program:
- You will be embedded in a cutting-edge institution that is shaping key media debates.
- You will be part of an institution with a global outlook. The Journalist Fellows come from all over the world. They share ideas and experiences of working in different countries and different mediums.
- You will be part of one of the world's greatest universities. Oxford offers unrivaled study facilities, leading research centers, extensive learning support and a global reputation.
- You will be just one hour from London by train, providing convenient access to some of the world's leading news publishers like The Guardian, the Financial Times and the BBC.
- Most journalists on the program are fully funded.
- Successful applicants get their fees covered and receive a monthly stipend of £ 2,000, which will be enough to cover the cost of accommodation, food, and general living expenses.
- They will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.
- To be considered for one of the journalist fellowships, you must have a minimum of five years' journalistic experience, or in rare cases demonstrate the equivalent level of expertise. The Journalist Fellowships are open to journalists from all over the world, including Europe, Africa, the Asia-Pacific region, North America, and Latin America.
For more information, visit https://reutersinstitute.politics.ox.ac.uk/our-journalist-fellowship-programme