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Journalism Fellowships

Free, independent and responsible journalism and strong, stable news organisations are crucial for democracy

Over 500 mid-career journalists from over 93 countries have come to Oxford over the past 30 years to improve their professional knowledge and study issues important to the development of their news organisations in their countries.

The Journalism Fellowship Programme brings around 25 high-calibre mid-career journalists to Oxford each year. Journalist Fellows are provided with a period of reflection and the opportunity to carry out media-based research, allowing them to tackle subjects in greater depth than is possible under deadline pressure.

If you are interested in establishing a journalism fellowship for your organisation, please contact James Painter, Head of the Journalism Fellowship Programme at james.painter(at)

49.8% of Journalist Fellows provided details of promotion or career enhancement received as a result of the fellowship

‘I can’t wait to use the excitement, energy, knowledge, & experience I gained from the fellowship programme in my future tasks.’ Saila, , Finland, Journalist Fellow 2012-2013

‘I found the lectures and exchange of ideas with other fellows from all over the world helped me put my own media industry into a global context.’ Bei, China, Journalist Fellow 2012-2013