Applications are now open for the Winter 2018 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, an initiative of the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism designed to support ambitious coverage of critical issues related to U.S. economy and business. The McGraw Fellowships provide up to $15,000 and editorial support for experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a significant investigative or enterprise business story. No residency is required; McGraw Fellows work from their own offices. Open to freelance journalists, as well as staff reporters and editors working at a news organization. Five years professional journalism experience is needed. The upcoming deadline for Winter 2018 Fellowship applications is December 15, 2017; Summer 2018 applications will be due June 30, 2018.
What kind of work do we support? Previous McGraw Fellows have worked on a wide range of topics, from What Would Jesus Disrupt? in Bloomberg Businessweek and Towns sell their water systems — and come to regret it in the Washington Post, to Who’s behind the Chinese takeover of the world’s biggest pork producer?, which ran on PBS NewsHour. The Albuquerque Journal published a more extensive multimedia package, Two Nations, One Aquifer: A series about water at the border.