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Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships

The Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships are aimed at mid-career journalists resident in one of the countries covered in the Reuters Institute Digital News Report: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Chile, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, Italy, Ireland, Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Singapore, Slovakia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan and Turkey.

The Fellowships will appeal to journalists who are interested in the opportunity of producing a research paper based on some aspect of either the Digital News Report survey data or digital journalism in their country more generally, with a direct focus on the professional and industry implications based on their own experience.
Applications will be assessed on the basis of three main criteria:

  • The quality of the professional achievements of the journalist related to the stage they have reached in their career
  • Their potential and interest in being part of an international programme, and of contributing to and making best use of the opportunity presented by the Fellowship
  • The quality of their detailed research proposal and their proposed ideas on how they might promote their findings for the benefit of their colleagues and the industry more generally.

The Fellowships last two terms (six months) commencing in January 2020. Fellows receive a living allowance of £2,000 per month.

Applications for 2019/20 open on 21 November 2018 for an October 2019 or January 2020 start date. Application deadline: 11 February 2019.

Click here to apply online

See alumni sponsored by the Google Digital News Journalist Fellowships