The Journalist Fellowship Programme at the Reuters Institute 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 our Journalist Fellows are fully-funded and they also receive a stipend to cover living and travel costs.
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 programme for working journalists and editors who will return to journalism after spending a few months with us.
- To be considered for one of our 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.
You will be able to understand and join in discussions in English
- Most journalists on the programme 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. Reuters Institute will also cover the cost of travel to and from the UK and any visa costs.
From personal study in the University of Oxford’s magnificent libraries to informal conversations with your global cohort of Journalist Fellows, each aspect of the programme will increase your appreciation of the challenges and the opportunities of the current news ecosystem. The programme is designed to challenge you, to offer a fresh perspective on your role as a journalist, and to enable you to share and receive best practice on the issues that matter to you.
Your first week.
You will jump into the deep end with a series of seminars and discussions on some of the key issues affecting journalism, including misinformation, trust, sustainability, audience engagement, press freedom and more. You will also enjoy dinners, drinks, walks and plenty of opportunities to get to know your colleagues and the people working at the Institute.
Our seminars and conferences.
Every week you will take part in regular seminars led by distinguished journalists, editors, industry leaders and academics from around the world. You will also get many chances to talk with your colleagues and learn about the challenges journalism is facing in their countries and what can be done to address them. You will also attend high-level conferences and talks put on by other academic and industry organisations. See some of our previous seminars and events.
Events in Oxford.
Additionally, you will be able to attend the many talks and lectures taking place in Oxford on journalism, the media and wider issues like politics, international relations, cultural studies, technology and more.
Method of Application:
Applications for the 2022/2023 fellowship cohorts (starting in October 2022, January 2023 and April 2023) are now open. The final deadline for applications is 14 February 2022 (23:59 UK time).
Application Deadline:14 February 2022 (23:59 UK time).
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