Apply Now: New Environmental Journalism Fellowship

Deadline: Aug. 31, 2017

At the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, up to 15 journalists will gather in New York City for six days of study and discussion as part of the new Resilience Journalism Fellowship. The program, scheduled for Oct. 22-27, will focus on the science of climate change and resilience — defined as a system’s capacity to absorb disturbance and still retain its basic function and structure.

Fellows will be required to complete readings before arriving in New York and will be expected to be active participants in all discussions during the program.


The Resilience Fellowship is designed for mid-career journalists who have some background reporting on environmental issues as a staff reporter, producer, editor, or freelancer.  Applicants should have at least five years of full-time professional experience. In special cases, less experienced applicants who have demonstrated outstanding journalistic achievement will considered.

Journalists interested in improving both the quality and quantity of their coverage of climate resilience issues. Journalists who will be active throughout the Fellowship, willing to take on the challenges that are presented.

Applicants who fall into either of the following categories will considered:

– Journalists who are employed by a news organization or freelance full-time as writers, producers, editors, photographers, or multimedia reporters.

– Journalism innovators whose ideas have potential to alter the journalism landscape in a fundamental way.


  • The Fellowship grant covers lodging, tuition and reasonable travel costs, along with most meals.
  • Financial support for the Resilience Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.



For more enquiries about the New Environmental Journalism Fellowship Email Program Director Dale Willman or  visit the official webpage here.


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