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LaunchPad Fellowship 2024 for NextGen Journalists

LaunchPad Fellowship 2024 for NextGen Journalists

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Country: USA
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LaunchPad Fellowship 2024 for NextGen Journalists

The LaunchPad Fellowship program 2024 (nine-month) is designed for early-career journalists from all media plat forms who have the skills, expertise and desire to tackle an ambitious in-depth reporting/storytelling project on a critical social justice issue facing the U.S. Fellows will work independently to conduct research, interviews and other reporting/producing activities needed to complete their proposed project. They will be challenged to delve deeply into their selected issue; to explore its real and human impact on the nation’s historically marginalized communities; to expose the systemic drivers that contribute to the problem; and to explore possible remedies and solutions.

Benefits of LaunchPad Fellowship 2024

LaunchPad Fellows will receive:

  • A $5,000 grant to offset living expenses while conducting their research and reporting.
  • An intensive, three-day in-person learning/training experience.
  • Skills-building webinars throughout the fellowship year.
  • Nine months of professional/project mentorship and coaching.

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Eligibility for LaunchPad Fellowship 2024

They are looking for talented early-career journalists from diverse backgrounds who have a demonstrated commitment to journalism and community storytelling through the lens of racial equity and social justice. Those employed by a news organization, as well as freelance/independent journalists, are encouraged to apply.

Specifically, the ideal applicant will:

  • Have at least three and no more than six years of professional journalism experience, either sequentially or cumulatively, in any medium (e.g. digital, print, video, audio, photo, multimedia).
  • Demonstrate an interest in and commitment to covering social justice and equity issues and to reporting in underserved local communities.
  • Have a publication plan. (You are required to provide a letter of support from your employer or, if a freelancer, a “letter of interest to publish” from a news outlet, before being accepted into the program.)
  • Be committed to and practice ethical and principled journalism, which is accurate, fair and thorough.
  • Demonstrate a serious intention to pursue a career in journalism
  • Apply as an individual–not as a team or on behalf of a news organization.
  • Reside in the United States.

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You would need the following to apply:

  • A brief description of your proposed project.
  • A letter of interest and/or a commitment to publish from an editor of a news outlet (e.g. your current employer or, if you’re an independent journalist, from a news outlet).
  • A reporting/production plan and, if you have it, a budget.
  • Three samples of published work (any medium).
  • Two professional references.
  • Your rêsumé.

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Type of Opportunity Scholarships and Fellowships
Deadline12 July,2024
OrganizerRenaissance Journalism
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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