DEADLINE: Wake Forest Mellon Environmental Justice Journalism Fellowships

Event Date: 
March 8, 2024

Applications are now open for Wake Forest University Environmental Journalism Fellowship and Epistemic Justice Summer Institute, taking place June 24-28, 2024.

The Wake Forest University Environmental and Epistemic Justice Initiative is a multi-pronged Mellon Foundation funded research, teaching, and community engagement project that places at its center environmental and epistemic justice. The Initiative critically examines how and in what ways race and regimes of racial knowledge shape and inform our scholarly practices, public policies, and normative concerns.

The 2024 Summer Institute will welcome 4-6 early- to mid-career journalists to the second class of EEJI fellows with the goal of improving coverage of the many environmental justice issues, while aiding in diversifying the ranks of environmental journalism.

Applicants must be published journalists with at least one year of reporting and feature writing experience for newspapers, magazines, or digital media outlets. Each fellow will receive a $2500 reporting stipend, plus expenses for travel and accommodations to attend the 2024 Summer Institute at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C. The Institute is particularly interested in applicants with environmental justice projects that focus on North Carolina and the southeastern United States.

Direct questions and inquiries to Melba Newsome, Summer Institute Director,

Application Deadline: March 8, 2024.

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