The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard is now accepting applications for the second round of Abrams Nieman Fellowships for Local Investigative Journalism. Designed to strengthen investigative reporting in underserved communities across the United States, the fellowship includes two semesters of study at Harvard University followed by a fieldwork period funded for up to nine months. During that time, Abrams Nieman Fellows develop public service journalism projects in their local communities.
At Harvard, the Abrams Nieman Fellows take classes, learn new skills, broaden their understanding of issues important to their communities and develop an extensive network of expert contacts and potential collaborators in preparation for their fieldwork. This support is crucial at a time when many local and regional newsrooms continue to struggle with shrinking budgets and staffs.
The fellowships are funded by a generous grant from the Boston-based Abrams Foundation whose president, Amy Abrams serves on Nieman’s Advisory Board.
To learn more about the Abrams Nieman Fellowship and who should apply, read a Q&A with Nieman Foundation curator Ann Marie Lipinski: “Investigative journalism is tough for local newsrooms with fewer resources. The Abrams Nieman Fellowship focuses on that need”
Candidates for the fellowship may work full time in print, broadcast or online, or as freelance journalists. The application deadline for the 2019-20 Abrams Nieman Fellowships is Feb. 18, 2019. Information about eligibility and the application process is available on the Nieman website.
For more information contact:
Nieman Fellowship Program Administrator