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Enterprise Reporting Grants up to $15K
McGraw Fellowship via the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism

Do you – or a reporter you know – have a great idea for a high-impact education story that “Follows the Money,” but few resources to get it done? If so, check out the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY.

Applications are now open for the Fall 2021 McGraw Fellowships. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to produce deeply-reported stories that delve into critical economic, financial or business issues across a wide variety of subjects. Journalists of color and journalists from diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

The upcoming deadline to apply for Fall 2021 Fellowships is September 30, 2021. Spring 2022 applications will be due March 31, 2022

  • Each Fellow receives a grant of up to $15,000
  • Open to both freelance and staff journalists with at least five years of experience
  • Applications in any type of media – print, audio, video, online – are considered
  • Applications accepted from both reporters and editors
  • International journalists are eligible to apply, provided their stories will be published in US media

What kind of stories do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have explored a wide array of topics – and you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many McGraw Fellows have been generalists, or follow education, the environment or other beats. Others focus on economic justice or corporate accountability. Here are a few examples: 

If you’d like to join them, you’ll find more information at bit.ly/McGrawFellows. If you have questions or a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism was established at the Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY in January 2014 with the goal of enhancing the quality and depth of business and economic news coverage. In addition to providing funding and editorial support for veteran journalists, the Center offers training and scholarships for young reporters entering the field.

CONTACT:
Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism
mcgrawcenter@journalism.cuny.edu
917-748-8257


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