DEADLINE: O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism

Event Date: 
January 20, 2023

Backed by the resources of Marquette University and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, O'Brien Fellows spend nine months researching, reporting and writing the stories they care most deeply about — stories with the potential to change policies and improve lives. The fully funded O'Brien Fellowship in Public Service Journalism allows newsroom professionals to do the best work of their careers on issues of vital importance while they also mentor the next generation of journalists.

The fellowship encourages journalists to take up residence at Marquette University, but due to COVID-19 is open to remote or partial-residency applications this year. Fellows travel domestically or overseas for their reporting. Fellows receive $75,000 for salary and access funds for travel, research and housing. Each works with a team of Marquette journalism students on their project.

After the fellowship, O’Brien sends a university-funded summer intern to each fellow’s news organization.

The application period for the 2023-24 academic-year O'Brien fellowships opens Dec. 1, 2022 and closes Jan. 20, 2023.

Join a virtual Q&A on Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022 at 12 p.m. CT/1p.m. ET for journalists interested in this fully funded nine-month program – one that lets you turn your dream story into a reality. Register here.

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Milwaukee, WI