Spread the word about JAWS fellowships

By Jane Isay

Fellows are an important component at CAMP. They bring fresh ideas, they teach us, while we try to teach them, and we hope that they will form the next generation of JAWS members.

So, if you know young journalists who meet our criteria and who would enjoy being part of our amazing organization, please encourage them to apply for the fellowships.

Put the word out, continue our mission, and be sure to come to JAWS 2019 to meet our newcomers and to greet them warmly and include them in our magic CAMP.

So far this year we are offering at least three fellowships: two Boylan v NYT fellowships and one Emerging Journalist fellowship. The fellowships cover transportation, lodging and conference registration, which includes most meals. This year’s conference will be held at The Williamsburg Lodge. Applicants may apply to both fellowships if applicable. Fellows also receive a one-year JAWS membership or renewal. This year, and going forward, the fellows no longer are asked to raise money to help pay their way.

The application period will run from May 13 through June 28, 2019. Start preparing your applications so you’ll be ready to apply at submittable.com when the application period opens. It closes at 11:59 p.m. EDT June 28. Candidates are selected based on a combination of merit, financial need, their commitment and dedication to the field of journalism, and other fellowship-specific factors.

Please note: The JAWS Emerging Journalist Fellowship is open to international journalists, but the stipend only covers domestic travel. The JAWS Emerging Journalist Fellowship is not open to undergraduate students. Graduate students may apply. We encourage undergraduates to become involved by joining JAWS at the $35 student rate and attending JAWS events and regional gatherings.


The Boylan v NYT Fellowship

These fellowships are offered to women journalists of color, in honor of the women who have fought for equality in newsrooms. Applicants must have at least three years of professional experience.

Professional journalism experience includes up to one full year of campus news publication/broadcast experience, paid and unpaid internship experience, as well as contract, freelance, part-time and full-time work.

Apply

The Emerging Journalist Fellowship

This fellowship is offered to women in the early stages of their career. Applicants should have at least one but no more than five years of professional journalism experience.

Professional journalism experience includes up to one full year of campus news publication/broadcast experience, paid and unpaid internship experience, as well as contract, freelance, part-time and full-time work.

Apply 

Most applications will require:

· A one-page resumé

· Two samples of your professional, published work in journalism in English (links or documents)

· A word document with brief descriptions of your submitted samples

· One letter of recommendation from a current or previous editor, producer or supervisor in journalism.

· A personal statement (that is specific to each fellowship and will be outlined in the application)

· If you have any questions about the fellowship or the application process, please contact the fellowship committee at jawsfellows@gmail.com.

For more info and updates about this year’s CAMP in Williamsburg, Va., please visit the JAWS website at http://www.jaws.org.