The Type Fellows program is open to both emerging and established journalists. We aim to support journalists with multi-year funding and to provide them with the resources they need to do their best work. Each year, we raise over 1.3 million dollars to support over 30 fellows. The issues our writers focus on — protecting human rights; promoting greater economic, racial, and gender equality; challenging corporate power; reporting on the imminent threat of climate change; advocating for greater government transparency — all serve the public interest in the broadest sense. We seek to advance these values and to nurture and support high-quality journalism in all its forms, new and old, while upholding traditional standards of accuracy and integrity.
A top priority for us is doubling down on our commitment to nurturing diverse voices. In this challenging media environment, where steady newsroom jobs are diminishing, talented freelancers struggle to make a basic living wage, particularly those who may need to spend months on the ground reporting for very little pay. With that in mind, we work to raise fellowship stipends to close that gap, which is also often a barrier to greater diversity in the profession.
The Journalism Fellowship Program was established to enable and support emerging and established journalists to write on complex social and political issues facing America and the world.
Ida B. Wells Fellowship
The Ida B. Wells Fellowship promotes diversity in journalism by helping to create a pipeline of investigative reporters of color who bring diverse backgrounds, experiences, and interests to their work. The one-year fellowship helps reporters complete their first substantial work of investigative reporting by providing a $16,000 award and editorial guidance from a dedicated editor at Type Investigations.
Robert Masur Fellowship in Civil Liberties
The Robert Masur fellowship is open to first-year law students who intend to carry out significant activities during the summer (in between their first and second year) in the areas of civil rights and/or civil liberties. The fellowship recipient receives a $1,000 honorarium.
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