University of Missouri, The Reynolds Journalism Institute is accepting proposals from people and institutions with innovative ideas to improve the practice or understanding of journalism for Donald W. Reynolds Fellowships 2014. The major aim of the fellowship program is to support projects that offer the hope of strengthening the journalism-democracy relationship.
Interested individuals can apply for any of three kinds of fellowship schemes of 8 months period each –
RJI Residential Fellowship – for individuals inside and outside media industries, who want to pursue solutions to journalism problems or who have an idea that would explore new opportunities. The fellows will spend 8 months in Missouri School of Journalism taking advantage of the intellectual and technological resources of RJI and the school and interacting with Missouri faculty and students.
RJI Non-Residential Fellowship – for entrepreneurial individuals with a strong interest in journalism and issues related to digital communications.
RJI Institutional Fellowship – to unlock some of the thoughtful, meaningful ideas inside newsrooms, ad departments, board rooms, break rooms, etc., that for various reasons can’t get any traction.
The fellows receive stipend and other expenses as per the fellowship they receive.
Ideas on how to connect citizens with news and advertising more efficiently, to grow revenues, to engage communities or to ensure that the industry is taking full advantage of new and emerging technologies are encouraged to apply.
Proposals that offer the hope of strengthening the journalism-democracy relationship are eligible for the fellowship.
For more information, please visit 2014 Donald W. Reynolds Fellowships page.