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Poynter Institute, Stand Together Fellowships welcome 2023-’24 class

July 21, 2023

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

The following excerpt was sent out from Poynter:


The Poynter Institute and Stand Together Fellowships are proud to welcome 61 early-career journalists to the prestigious Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship program. The yearlong fellowship kicks off in August.

This class of impressive news professionals includes reporters, editors, photographers, photojournalists and audience producers from news organizations across the country. They represent an array of newsrooms, including The Oaklandside, the Miami Herald, The Texas Tribune, Underscore News and WBEZ Public Radio.

Fellows accepted into the fellowship are placed in full-time, paying roles at news organizations or participate in their current roles. The fellowship pays 60% of their salary. As part of the fellowship, they’ll receive training to develop cross-disciplinary skills and accelerate their careers in journalism by connecting with seasoned mentors and award-winning journalists on a weekly basis and through three in-person events throughout the year.

Fellows also benefit from guest instructors who help bring the training experiences to life. This year, they include conflict experts Amanda Ripley and Hélène Biandudi-Hofer;  WURD president and CEO Sara Lomax-Reese; data and digital journalism professor Mike Reilley; and audience expert Hannah Wise.

“Stand Together Fellowships is ecstatic to welcome these 61 talented and innovative journalists to the 2023-24 Poynter-Koch Media and Journalism Fellowship,” said Hugh Cherry, managing director, Stand Together Fellowships. “They each bring the unique perspectives, experiences, and passions needed to tackle the challenges and embrace the opportunities facing their communities, their newsrooms, and the industry. The free press is a cornerstone of a free and open society, and we’re proud to invest in its future leaders.”

You can access the full list of fellows here.

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