Thursday, 10 May 2012

The Pritzker Fellowships: Training a Diverse New Generation of Journalists

Two Pritzker Fellowships will be awarded each year to diverse candidates who aspire to become journalists and who show promise as radio producers, journalists and story tellers.

The Pritzker Fellowships will offer high level mentorship and professional development focused on journalism. Pritzker Fellows will be given rigorous training in public radio journalism and will work alongside some of the nation’s most respected reporters, producers and editors.

Each Pritzker Fellow will receive a stipend of $20,000 and will receive the same benefits enjoyed by employees of Chicago Public Media.

The Pritzker Fellowships program is designed to fulfill most important goal: to discover, encourage and train the best possible representatives of a diverse new generation of public-media talent.

  • Anyone with an interest in pursuing radio, web-based or other forms of journalism and meets the requirements below is eligible.
  • The program is open to a broad range of individuals, ages and backgrounds. They especially encourage interested minority candidates to apply. Consideration will be given only to candidates nominated by a community-based not–for-profit organization and who possess the following characteristics:
  • Deadline- May 18, 2012
  • Exceptional communication aptitude
  • Have not earned a degree in journalism
  • Will not be enrolled in an academic program throughout the duration of the program
  • Show promise as radio journalists and producers
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