Institute for Justice and Journalism Fellowships

One in four children in the United States is an immigrant or the child of immigrants. They are the fastest growing group of American children, accounting for nearly the entire growth in the U.S. child population over the past two decades.

The issues faced by immigrant children and their families will be the focus of the Institute for Justice & Journalism’s 2014 Immigration in the Heartland fellowship program. Up to 16 journalists will be chosen for the all-expenses paid conference, to be held April 27-30, at the University of Oklahoma’s Gaylord College of Journalism and Communication.

As part of their application, journalists must propose an enterprise project on immigrant children to be undertaken through the fellowship for publication or broadcast. Each fellow will receive a $500 stipend upon completion of the project and a “Story Behind the Story” account.


Applications are encouraged from those employed by news outlets as well as from independent journalists.

Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents or non-citizens with unrestricted employment authorization. Students are not eligible.

How To Apply:

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