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Are You an Aspiring College Journalist of Color? Apply to Our Emerging Reporters Program

Are you a college student of color interested in doing great journalism? ProPublica wants to help. We are a nonprofit investigative newsroom and we’re offering stipends again this academic year to five minority students who work or want to work at college journalism outlets – newspapers, websites, radio stations or TV stations. We want to make college journalism accessible to students for whom it would otherwise be economically out of reach. Students can apply for the stipends annually. Those selected will receive $4,500 per semester.

Each student in our Emerging Reporters Program will also receive ongoing mentoring from ProPublica’s reporters and editors. We’ll also bring you to our newsroom in New York for a week.

ProPublica’s mission is to shine a light on abuses of power, producing stories of moral force that provoke change. There are currently few minority reporters who specialize in investigations. Without more such voices, visions and points of view, there is every reason to believe that important stories are being overlooked.

If you are interested in being a ProPublica Emerging Reporter, fill out the form below with information including:

  • A note explaining your interest
  • Your resume
  • Three writing samples, which can be published or unpublished work
  • A paragraph describing how this stipend would allow you to do journalism that would otherwise be beyond your financial means.

Check out our previous fellows. And if you have questions, ask away.

The deadline for applications has been extended until Friday, Aug. 26.

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