Press Release

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 Winter 2021 McGraw Fellowships. The Fellowships, awarded twice a year, provide experienced journalists with the funds and editorial support needed to produce high-impact economic and business stories.

The upcoming deadline to apply for Winter 2021 Fellowships is February 12, 2021. Summer 2021 applications will be due July 16, 2021

  • 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

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 If you have questions or a project you’d like to discuss, please contact us at

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.
Jane Sasseen
Executive Director
McGraw Center for Business Journalism

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