OLD Media Moves

Tracking financial crimes in a new era

February 17, 2009

Twenty prestigious journalism fellowships will be awarded to working journalists to attend a two-day conference and workshop “How Do They Get Away With It? Tracking Financial Crimes in a New Era” on  April 1 and April 2 at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York City.

The John Jay Center on Media, Crime and Justice and the McCormick Tribune Foundation are seeking applications from journalists writing or broadcasting in a variety of beats (business, finance, education, politics, health, crime, courts, etc.) to submit a project statement on how their current reporting could benefit from workshops and panels presented at the conference.

Topics at the session will include: identifying corporate misbehavior, strategies for investigating fraud and white collar crime at the local and national levels, social-political ramifications of corporate corruption, regulation and policing of white-collar crime, etc.

Applications should focus on the intersection of reporters’ assigned beats with criminal justice and financial crime, and be related to work in progress or proposed work. The project should be supported by a senior editor, with a letter attesting to their commitment.

Fellows will be required to attend both days of the conference in its entirety.  Fellows from outside the New York area will be an awarded an all expense-paid trip for three days. In lieu of travel expenses, New York-region journalists will receive a $500 stipend. Meals and local travel will be provided for all fellows for the duration of the event.

Applications must include a capsule (no more than 250 words) biography, a 200-250 word statement of purpose on how this would benefit their beat, and a supporting letter from editor. Journalists can access applications, contest rules and contact information online at: www.jjay.cuny.edu/cmcj/journalismfellowship.asp

The deadline to apply is March 9.  Fellowships will be announced on March 16.Â

Questions?  Please contact deputy director Cara Tabachnick at (212) 484-1175 or via e-mail at:  ctabachnick@jjay.cuny.edu

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