Carleton University’s journalism program is now accepting applications to eight unique Emerging Reporter Funds that have been set up to support students looking to produce impactful works of journalism. The funds have been established to support a variety of journalism projects in areas such as social justice, science and in-depth reporting.

Made possible by the generous support of multiple donors, the Emerging Reporter Funds will allow Journalism students at the undergraduate and graduate levels to gain the professional experience needed to produce meaningful journalism work without the financial burden often involved in pursuing this type of focused, intensive reporting.

The funds are valued between $1,200 and $6,500 and are being offered through The Future of Journalism Initiative (FJI) – a collaborative research hub at Carleton where journalists, academics and students work together and independently on innovative research projects that further the collective knowledge and understanding of journalism practice.

For nearly eight decades, the Carleton School of Journalism and Communication has been at the forefront of professional practice and on the front lines of inquiry into journalism’s role in society. The Emerging Reporter Funds are just one way the school is granting students a chance to contribute to the public discourse and kickstart their reporting careers during their studies.

The eight Emerging Reporter Funds available to students are as follows:

  • Leonard Shifrin and Louise Dulude Canadian Social Policy Emerging Reporter Fund – valued at $6,500
  • Shireen Abu Akleh Emerging Reporter Fund in Social Justice Journalism – valued at $5,000
  • The Peter Mansbridge Emerging Reporter Fund – valued at $4,000
  • Susan Cardinal Emerging Reporter Fund – valued at $2,500
  • Bell Media Future of Journalism Initiative Emerging Reporting Fund – valued at $1,300
  • Lydia Dotto Emerging Reporter – valued at $1,200
  • The Peter Leo Emerging Reporter Fund – valued at $5,000
  • Emerging Reporter Fund on Resettlement in Canada – valued at $5,000

Applicants wishing to apply to any of the eight funds should review the criteria for each fund and download and complete the FJI Emerging Reporter Fund application form. The deadline to apply for all Emerging Reporter Funds is Tuesday, April 2 at 11:59 p.m.

Wednesday, March 6, 2024 in ,
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