August 4, 2008

Journalism fellowships for criminal justice coverage

The Soros Foundation is offering a $45,000+ fellowship to "support writers, print and broadcast journalists, filmmakers, and other individuals with unique voices proposing to complete media projects for local, regional, and national markets that engage the public and provoke policy responses to one or more of the issues at the core of OSI's U.S. criminal justice priorities."

The fellowship is one year long, and winners can begin in September or April. Projects may be in any one of a variety of forms: print journalism, radio journalism, books, documentary film or video, photography, etc. Up to three people may jointly apply for a fellowship, however, only one stipend per project will be awarded.

The award includes a $45,000 stipend, $2,500 for health insurance, funds to attend the annual fellows meetings and access to technical assistance resources.

The application deadline is September 24.

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