OLD Media Moves

McGraw Fellowship in business journalism is available

October 27, 2014

Posted by Chris Roush

Applications are now being accepted for the second round of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism, a recently launched initiative at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. The McGraw Fellowships enable accomplished journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a distinguished investigative, enterprise or narrative business story.

Each McGraw Fellow will receive $5,000 a month for up to three months. Fellowships are awarded twice a year, in spring and late fall. The next deadline for proposals is Dec. 15, 2014. The Fellowships are open to all journalists, both freelancers and staff, with at least five years professional experience. There is no residency requirement. Applicants must submit a well-developed story idea, three work samples and two letters of reference. For further information, go to www.mcgrawcenter.org.

The Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Center for Business Journalism, which opened in January at the CUNY J-School, will award the Fellowships. The McGraw Center is dedicated to enhancing the quality and depth of business news coverage through training, scholarships and support for veteran journalists.

The first McGraw Fellows were named in the spring of 2014. They were:

  • Tom Mashberg, the former investigative editor for the Boston Herald, is examining the economic links between heroin use and the spread of powerful prescription painkillers for a series that will run later this year in The Record (Bergen County).

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry daily or weekly.

Subscribe to TBN

Receive updates about new stories in the industry.