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ProPublica is offering a fellowship, supported by the Scripps Howard Foundation, to train the next generation of journalists. Applicants can choose from two tracks: visual storytelling and research reporting. The fellowships run for a year, from June 2020 through June 2021, pay $50,000, and include full benefits.
ProPublica’s audience team uses video and motion graphics to tell compelling stories and explain complex elements of our investigations. Successful visual investigations have looked into white supremacists who assaulted people at protests in Berkeley, misconduct by a Chicago police officer and members of a neo-Nazi group that discussed domestic terrorism in a secret chat room.
You’ll work across the newsroom to produce visual storytelling on all platforms, including social media. You’ll also help position and package stories for all of those platforms. You’ll learn about investigative journalism, design and visual storytelling and have the opportunity to better your motion graphics and video editing skills.
ProPublica’s research reporters have contributed to award-winning projects, co-authored significant stories and broken plenty of their own scoops. They’ve done it by collaborating across the newsroom and diving deep into public records, databases and data. Perhaps you’ve had fun filing FOIAs or you’ve dabbled with databases like Nexis. This fellowship will require you to think creatively about how to combine those tools with reporting to surface new information.