The Scripps Howard Foundation offers a 12-month fellowship program in conjunction with the Scripps Washington Bureau/Newsy and The Texas Tribune.
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Starting in June, fellows will work at either Scripps News Washington Bureau/Newsy or The Texas Tribune, focusing on developing expertise in one speciality, while being exposed to all the components of the newsroom.
The Scripps Howard Foundation is the corporate foundation of the E. W. Scripps Company, an American media conglomerate that owns newspapers, television stations, cable television networks, and other media outlets.
The goal of the foundation, according to its website, is “to advance the cause of a free press through the support of excellence in journalism, quality journalism education and professional development.” It is located in Cincinnati, Ohio, home to the Scripps Company.
To be considered for the fellowship, you must:
- Applicant must have completed Bachelor’s Degree by June 1, 2022;
- No more than 5 years of professional experience in journalism;
- Able to work from June 1, 2022, through May 26, 2023;
- Have an online portfolio;
- A passion for journalism and a desire to build your leadership skills.
- The fellowship runs for one year beginning in June 2022. It pays $50,000 and includes full benefits.
**Note: Foreign applicants are welcome for this opportunity; however, you must be able to secure the proper credentials to work in the United States. The Scripps Howard Foundation will not be able to provide any assistance with this process.
The Fellowship has four tracks:
- Investigative Reporting for Video (At Scripps/Newsy)
- Data Reporting (At Scripps/Newsy)
- Multimedia Reporter (At The Texas Tribune)
- Data Visuals (At The Texas Tribune)
You will be required to select your top choice for a track and a second choice.
Investigative Reporting for Video (At Scripps/Newsy): Journalism is still about telling people something they didn’t know. Having the skills to find that information and synthesize it into a compelling story is as crucial as ever. You’ll work with some of the best investigative journalists in the business to find important accountability stories. Your primary outlet will be broadcast, with a focus on visually immersive, documentary-style video production and narrative storytelling like what is found in this piece and this one.
Data Reporting (At Scripps/Newsy): Our data team has been instrumental in bringing important investigative stories forward and spurring changes in communities and in agencies at the local, state and federal level. You’ll be part of a team that helps develop and vet story ideas and adds the power of data to all our reporting. As a key member of the data team, you’ll work with the entire newsroom in collecting, cleaning, evaluating and analyzing data – as well as turning that data into stories — and get practice using tools like QGIS, Google Earth, and Excel, and programming languages like R, Python, and SQL. You will also learn how to fact-check and bulletproof our data to ensure accuracy.
Multimedia Reporter (At The Texas Tribune): A multimedia reporter would work closely with the Texas Tribune’s multimedia team and reporters to produce documentary-style stories about the most important issues facing Texas. This person would get involved in every aspect of multimedia production, from planning and pitching original ideas to camerawork in the field to editing and post-production. Ideal candidates have experience in these areas along with a strong interest in policy-focused journalism and multimedia storytelling. Expertise in Adobe Premiere and Spanish language skills a plus.