DEADLINE: Weekend Resilience Journalism Fellowship

Event Date: 
February 19, 2018

Announcing a weekend Resilience Journalism Fellowship in Pittsburgh at the end of February.

The City University of New York (CUNY) Fellowship will be held from Feb. 23-25, 2018, and is open to any journalist in the area. Our operating grant from the Rockefeller Foundation pays tuition, and the University of Pittsburgh is offering some meals. Unlike our New York Fellowship, this one does not offer housing. But the program is open to any professional journalist or journalism student in the area, and to any journalist who has their own place to stay in Pittsburgh.

The only requirement is that you commit to attend the entire program, and that you participate in the discussion.

Understanding how systems respond to disturbance is becoming more critical every day. How do cities, states, and countries recover after a hurricane devastates communities? How can a region reduce the effects of climate change? Is it possible to manage natural resources such as fisheries in a way that allows for long-term health of the ecosystem?

Our program will begin to provide some answers to those questions. The schedule:

Friday, Feb. 23

6:00pm – 9:00pm – Introductions, Resilience 101, roundtable discussion on writing about complexity

Saturday, Feb. 24

9:30am – 5:30pm – Resilience Economics, social justice, story framing and more

Sunday, Feb. 25

9:00am – 3:00pm – Field trip, final discussion

RSVP by e-mailing Program Manager Dale Willman at

Questions? 518-583-7247

Be sure to tell your friends! We will have room for at least 40 journalists, but those slots will fill up fast, so sign up soon. Deadline is Feb 21. After Feb 21, check with Dale Willman to see if there is still room available.

Not living in Pittsburgh, but interested in having a Resilience Fellowship in your city? I’m looking for hosts in other major areas. If you have suggestions or contacts, give me a call.

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