Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism 2023-2024
Applications for the Michelle Lang Fellowship in Journalism 2023-2024 are now open. The Michelle Lang Fellowship is awarded to promising journalists at the beginning of their careers, providing the opportunity to grow their skills in the profession and bolster their experience with a full year working in two of Canada’s busiest newsrooms.
The Michelle Lang Fellowship was created to honor a courageous and exemplary young journalist who paid the ultimate price while doing critical work. The Fellow will divide their year between stints working for the National Post and in Postmedia’s Calgary newsroom (Calgary Herald and Calgary Sun). The fellowship includes a special project that allows the recipient to focus on a topic of primary importance to Canadians. Their work on the project will contribute to a national conversation and allow the Fellow to become a subject expert on a topic deserving of wider attention.
- Open to applicants from any educational background with strong writing and communication skills, a natural curiosity, and a desire to effect change through journalism.
- Michelle Lang held a Bachelor of Arts degree in English so this fellowship is not limited to students studying journalism.
The criteria for selection are:
- A commitment to journalism and a love of storytelling in all its forms.
- Strong writing and communication skills.
- A natural curiosity and a desire to effect change through journalism.
- An ability to work well with colleagues.
- Basic reporting skills.
- Bilingualism, in French or other languages, is considered an asset.
- Previous daily newspaper experience is an asset but is not mandatory.
- Successful candidates must have a valid driver’s license.
Duration and Benefits
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The fellowship includes a salary for the year, with funding provided by Postmedia and the Michelle Lang Trust.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the button below or click this link
Deadline: 13th October, 2023
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