DEADLINE: Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
September 18, 2019

The Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at CUNY announces its next Resilience Journalism Fellowship, Oct 26-Nov 1, 2019.

TThis program will be held primarily in New York’s six-million-acre park, the Adirondacks. This unique location will offer a special first-hand look at resilience issues facing the country and the world.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: September 18, 2019

The Adirondack Park, the nation’s third-largest park, is home to natural areas ranging from boreal forests to alpine mountain tops. The park was created in 1892 in part out of concern that timbering and mineral extraction in the region would hurt the water supply for the Erie Canal. Today the park provides a permanent home to more than 125,000 people and hosts some 10 million seasonal visitors each year. It’s a living experiment in how people and nature can survive together and thrive, one that is studied by people from around the world.

This October, eight journalists will gather in upstate New York for six days of study and discussion. We will look at city resilience in the state’s capital region before heading into the mountains. The Fellowship will offer an opportunity to learn about the science and practice of resilience while unfettered from the daily demands of journalism.

We will be housed for the majority of the program in Newcomb, along the shores of Arbutus Pond. Lodging is rustic, with group meals and evening campfires. Canoes are available in the evening, and hiking trails are nearby.

The Fellowship is competitive – the last two Fellowships have received more than 400 applications each. Some priority will be given to early applicants, so don’t delay!

Interested? For more information, e-mail SEJ member Dale Willman, or call him at 518-583-7247. And you can check out our website as well. To apply, head over here. And for more information on resilience, check out our information sheet.

Financial support for the Resilience Journalism Fellowship program is provided by The Rockefeller Foundation.

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