December 1, 2018.
Harvard University, USA.
Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation
The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship in Journalism Innovation* brings individuals to Harvard University to work on a specific course of research or a specific project relating to journalism innovation. The fellowship is a collaboration between the Nieman Foundation for Journalism and the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard. Both organizations share a set of common interests around journalism, innovation, and the evolution of the digital space, and both have longstanding fellowship programs that offer a year of learning and collaboration with others in the Harvard community.
Proposals from Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship candidates may deal with any issue relating to journalism’s digital transformation. Examples include ideas for new revenue streams to fund journalism, the construction of new tools for reporting, or research into news consumption patterns. Candidates must explain how their proposals will benefit journalism.
During their time at Harvard, Nieman Fellows attend seminars, shop talks, master classes and journalism conferences designed to strengthen their professional skills and leadership capabilities, thereby helping to fortify the news industry itself. With the knowledge they gain on campus and the relationships they build, fellows often return to work as journalism entrepreneurs, industry innovators and top managers in their newsrooms.
Opportunity Focus Areas:
ALL WORLD COUNTRIES.
- The Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowship is open to both U.S. and international applicants.
- Candidates should either be working journalists or work for a news organization in a business, technology, or leadership capacity.
- Freelance journalists are welcome to apply.
- All applicants for academic-year Nieman Fellowships, including freelancers, must be working journalists with at least five years of full-time media experience.
- Journalism-related work completed as a university student does not count as professional experience. Professionals who work in public relations or in a position whose primary focus is not the media are not eligible to apply.
- During the two years prior to applying, an applicant should not have participated in a fellowship lasting four months or longer.
- Fellows also must remain in residence in the Cambridge area while classes are in session and participate in all Nieman Foundation programs.
- Candidates who want to apply for the 2019-2020 Nieman-Berkman Klein Fellowships should complete either the international fellowship application or the U.S. fellowship application and indicate interest in being considered for the Nieman-Berkman Klein program in the appropriate section.
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- Nieman Fellows receive a stipend of $70,000 paid over a nine-month period to cover living costs.
- The Nieman Foundation also provides housing, childcare, and health insurance allowances based on the number and ages of family members. Nieman additionally covers the cost of attending Harvard classes for fellows and their affiliates. Affiliates are the partners and spouses of fellows.
- Because funds from the original Nieman bequest are restricted to U.S. citizens, International Nieman Fellows are encouraged to work with Nieman staff to find financial support from sources outside the Nieman Foundation. However, obtaining outside funding is not a condition of being selected for a fellowship.
- Funds typically come from foundations and journalism organizations in the fellows’ home countries. The Nieman Foundation works with several international foundations that provide stipendiary support to citizens of certain nations or regions of the world.
First Step: Create an account with SlideRoom, using your preferred email address. If you already have a SlideRoom account, simply log in to proceed.
Second Step: After creating an account, you will reach a Directory that contains available fellowships.
Third Step: Click on ”2019-2020 International Nieman Fellowships”.
Fourth Step: Click on ”Begin Application”. Candidates for academic-year fellowships must submit the following information as part of their package:
- Two essays;
- A professional profile and study plan summary;
- Work samples and;
- Three letters of recommendation.
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Fifth Step: Complete your application form, provide necessary information and documents, then ”Submit”.
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