Application call for 2024 Widening the Pipeline Fellowship in USA- Fully Funded. The last date to submit the application is 5th November 2023.
The 25 journalists selected for the 2022-23 National Press Foundation’s Widening the Pipeline Fellowship spent three and a half days in Washington, DC during March 2022, and again in March 2023, examining the challenges and opportunities facing journalists of color in American newsrooms.
The initial training event offered the fellows intensive guidance, advice, and instruction from industry veterans including pioneering Hispanic journalist Ray Suarez, National Geographic’s Executive Editor for History and Culture Debra Adams Simmons, the Maynard Institute for Journalism and Education’s Felecia Henderson, and PBS Newshour Digital Editor Kenichi Serino.
The highlight of the first training for many fellows was a trip to the White House Briefing Room, where journalists had questions for Amanda Finney, President Joe Biden’s chief of staff for the press office and special assistant to Chief Press Secretary Jen Psaki and Assistant Press Secretary Brittany Caplin.
The fellows continued the journey during eight monthly virtual pieces of training focused on topics including data journalism, health reporting, multimedia journalism and reporting for non-profit media.
The closing training sought to leverage the career guidance, skills training, and networking opportunities the journalists received during the monthly virtual training sessions. Speakers included NAHJ President Yvette Cabrera, the Marshall Project’s Emma Carew Grovum, Poynter’s MediaWise director Alex Mahadevan, veteran journalist and leadership Coach Mizell Stewart III, Philadelphia Inquirer food editor Jamila Robinson and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Wesley Lowery.
Also during the final training, journalists received an update on Politico Managing Editor Sudeep Reddy’s career strategy advice and rated Mizell Stewart’s leadership counseling session and Phoebe Gavin’s advice about layoff-proofing careers as highlights.
Widening the Pipeline fellows said that the program sessions gave them a new take on their career paths and provided them with tools to reset and plan for new opportunities. During the year, seven of the fellows landed new jobs, and others said the advice from their program-assigned mentors helped them navigate career challenges or negotiate pay raises.
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