DEADLINE: LaunchPad Fellowship for NextGen Journalists

Event Date: 
July 12, 2024

The LaunchPad Fellowship for NextGen Journalists is designed to empower early-career journalists who are passionate about reimagining journalism and community storytelling through the lens of racial equity and social justice.

LaunchPad strives to help talented journalists from diverse backgrounds enhance their professional capacity, connect with colleagues and new mentors, broaden their career development skills, and produce community-centered, social justice-focused journalism with impact.

The ideal applicants should have three to six years of experience as a professional journalist in any media platform in order to qualify as an early-career  journalist.  Additionally, we’re looking for a diverse and talented group of journalists who have a commitment to social justice-focused journalism and to telling the stories of their communities with depth, compassion and authenticity.

We believe this “next generation” of journalists, particularly those from communities whose voices and stories have been historically misrepresented, underreported or ignored by the mainstream media, have a critical role to play in transforming journalism and the media ecosystem. Their diverse perspectives—and their willingness to challenge the status quo and to experiment with bold new approaches to news and community storytelling—are essential to reinventing media as a vital and trusted source of education, civic engagement, social justice and democracy.

LaunchPad Fellows receive:

  • A $5,000 grant to offset living expenses while conducting their research and reporting.
  • An intensive, three-day in-person learning/training experience.
  • Skills-building webinars throughout the fellowship year.
  • Nine months of professional/project mentorship and coaching.

Deadline: Jul 12, 2024

Details and application.


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