The Fellowship in Global Journalism


A New Kind of Journalism Education

Our curriculum combines mentored freelancing to major media with courses in journalism, freelance tradecraft and seminars in global affairs. And because Fellows’ needs are different, this journalism Fellowship is flexible; you can report in a way that works both for you and for the clients with whom we match you. Our coaching continues for two years after you graduate, for no additional fees.

This Journalism Fellowship is built on four pillars:

 

1. The Boot Camp (Sept 1, 2015 to Oct 9, 2015)

The Fellowship begins with a six-week boot camp, during which Fellows learn the foundations of journalism. This is the only part of the program requiring full-day attendance.  

During the boot camp:

 

2. Mentored freelancing to major media

Fellows with advanced knowledge of a discipline can offer news organizations value as freelance journalists right away. Immediately after the boot-camp, Fellows begin building a portfolio of reporting in major media—and a network of global contacts and sources.

We assign each Fellow to a five-person ‘bureau’, under the leadership of an experienced journalist acting as ‘bureau chief’. The ‘bureau chief’ mentors them individually on their story judgment, pitching, reporting, and writing. Our journalism mentorship has four dimensions:

 

3. Classroom Curriculum (Oct. 12, 2015 to April 22, 2016)

After the boot camp, we continue to deepen Fellows’ journalism skills with a part-time curriculum that involves no homework.  Our courses include:

 

4. Coaching for two years after the program (May 2016 – May 2018)

Fellows continue to receive free journalism coaching for two years after the program, through monthly bureau meetings with the program’s bureau chiefs. Fellows can attend the monthly meetings in person in Toronto or online from anywhere in the world.

Fellows graduate in April 2016 with a Certificate in Global Journalism from the Munk School of Global Affairs in the University of Toronto.


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