McGraw Center seeks fellows for 2021
The Harold W. McGraw Jr. Center for Business Journalism, an initiative of the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at the City University of New York, began offering reporting fellowships in the summer of 2014.
We provide grants up to $15,000 and editorial support to experienced journalists that enables them to do the deep reporting necessary to produce high-impact investigative and enterprise stories that tackle critical issues related to the global economy, finance and business.
We generally accept applications twice a year. The deadline for Winter 2021 Fellowships is Feb. 12, 2021. Applications for the Summer 2021 Fellowships will be due July 16, 2021. However, we will consider time-sensitive projects on a case-by-case basis outside of the deadline periods. If you have a project that might qualify, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship stories must have an economic or financial angle, but you don’t need to be a business reporter to apply. Many of our previous Fellows have been generalists, or cover beats such as health care, education or the environment. Others focus on issues such as corporate accountability or inequality. Here are a few examples of their work:
- Palm oil labor abuses linked to world’s top brands, banks Associated Press
- Hurricane fallout creates financial ruin for Puerto Rico’s seniors with reverse mortgages USA Today and the Centro de Periodismo Investigativo
- Is Getting Pregnant “Medically Necessary” Right Now? MIT Technology Review
- When Big Tech Goes Green, Taxpayers Help Foot the Bill Bloomberg Businessweek
- Company insiders are selling stock during buybacks and making additional profits when stock prices jump. And it’s legal. Washington Post
- How the Norcross Political Machine Muscled in on Prime Real Estate in New Jersey’s Poorest City WNYC & Pro Publica
- New Workers of the World: Capturing the voices of workers facing unprecedented change Bloomberg Businessweek
- Two Nations, One Aquifer: A series about water at the border Albuquerque Journal
To apply, go here.