Journalism Fellowship at the University of Oxford

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Eligibility: Ambitious, high-achieving journalist with a minimum of five years’ experience and a high level of English.

Application Deadline: January 31, 2018

Reuters Institute - University of Oxford

The Journalism Fellowship at the University of Oxford allows fellows to develop their academic knowledge of media, while at the same time improving skills, knowledge, and focus. Fellows will be given the time and resources to focus on an extensive piece of research, without worrying about the pressures of restrictive deadlines.

Reuters Institute Journalist Fellows will spend one to three terms at the University of Oxford. There, they will attend seminars by a range of guest speakers, who will share high-level insights into journalistic trends and developments. Each fellow will be granted an experienced supervisor to assist with the production of a research paper. This paper will later be published and promoted by the Reuters Institute. Fellows will also travel to world-class news organizations, such as Thomson Reuters, The Financial Times, the BBC, The Economist, and The Guardian.

Fellows may also embark on trips to UK cultural and political institutions, such as Oxfam, the House of Commons, and Stratford-upon-Avon. The ultimate goal of this program is to allow journalists the time to exchange ideas and experiences with diverse international peers.

Each year, around twenty-five fellows participate in the program. Fellows will strengthen their professional networks and develop a key global set of contacts. They will learn at the extensive Oxford facilities, including the Bodleian Library, and will have access to seminars and lectures across the university. Fellows will be given visiting scholar status of Green Templeton College.

The program is designed for ambitious, productive journalists with at least five years of work experience. All fellows should be proficient in written and spoken English. Fellows will work alongside other journalists, editors, broadcasters, columnists, and freelancers, and must demonstrate a desire to focus on a specific piece of research related to the media.

Interested candidates may apply online via the application form. Questions may be directed to reuters.institute@politics.ox.ac.uk.

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