2020 McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism

Deadline: July 17, 2020.

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 Fellowships to accomplished journalists in the summer of 2014. Nearly three dozen veteran journalists have since been awarded grants of up to $15,000.

The aim of the McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is to support high-impact, ambitious coverage of critical issues related to the global economy, finance and business. In an age when many news organizations no longer have the resources to tackle complex, time-consuming stories, the Fellowships enable experienced journalists to do the deep reporting needed to produce a serious piece of investigative or enterprise journalism. 


1. The McGraw Fellowship for Business Journalism is open to anyone with at least five years professional experience in journalism.

2. Freelance journalists, as well as reporters and editors currently working at a news organization or a journalism non-profit, may apply.

3. They look for applicants with a proven ability to report and execute a complex project in their proposed medium; ideally, candidates will also have a strong background or reporting expertise on the subject of their piece.


1. The Fellowship provides a grant of up to $15,000 for each project. The exact amount will depend on the time it takes to complete the project and the expenses needed; freelance journalists may also use some of the funding as a stipend for living expenses during the Fellowship.

2. The McGraw Center provides editorial supervision during the Fellowship.

3. They work with the Fellows to develop their projects during the reporting phase and frequently edit the completed stories.

4. They also assist with placing the articles in established print, radio or digital outlets. 


Applicants should submit a well-focused story proposal of no more than three pages through the accompanying online form.

OFFICIAL LINK: http://www.mcgrawcenter.org/the-harold-w-mcgraw-jr-business-journalism-fellowships/

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