A new Fellowship will bring journalists from 'Haaretz' to the Reuters Institute every year
The Reuters Institute is delighted to announce the Reuters-Haaretz Fellowship, which will bring an outstanding journalist from the longest-running Israeli newspaper to Oxford to work on a project that’s important for their newsroom or the news industry as a whole.
The journalist selected will spend one academic term at the Reuters Institute and will share experiences with colleagues from all over the world.
Haaretz joins a dozen of funders that make possible our Journalist Fellowship. The programme, which brings together reporters and editors from all over the world, is one of the world’s leading schemes for practising, mid-career journalists to take some time out from their day jobs to explore journalism in depth.
The programme includes seminars, networking events and discussions with peers. While in Oxford, our Journalist Fellows work on a project that can be of direct impact to them, their career, their newsroom and the wider media industry.
In response to the announcement, Mitali Mukherjee, Director of our Journalist Programmes and Acting Director of the Institute, said: “More than ever before, there is a need to create space, opportunity and support for accurate and responsible journalism. This is particularly important in the times we live in, where intense conflicts across the world have given rise to greater disinformation, polarisation and pressure on free and independent reporting. We are very proud to welcome Haaretz into our fold of partners and we are looking forward to welcoming its brave and driven journalists to our fellowship programme.”
Aluf Benn, Haaretz Editor-in-Chief, said: “We welcome this opportunity to invest in our journalists through cooperation with the Reuters Institute at one of the world's leading universities alongside other journalists from leading media outlets around the globe”.